3 Signs A Nonprofit Loves Its Donors

Kris Kewitsch | Executive Director, Charities Review Council | February 2024 

3 Signs A Nonprofit Loves Its Donors

They tell you! 

 A nonprofit that values its donors takes the time to express gratitude and to explain the positive impact you as a donor have on the organization. They know simple actions are sometimes the most meaningful and never forget to thank you.

They find opportunities to connect with you.

Nonprofits that engage with donors beyond requests for donations are committed to their donors. They invite you to attend events or volunteer. They share updates throughout the year. They are invested in deepening your understanding of how they work and deepening their own understanding of why you give.

They are responsive and open with you.

As in any relationship, communication is key. A nonprofit that is responsive to questions and open with information demonstrates that it is trustworthy, using guideposts such as the Council’s Accountability Standards®.

For more nonprofit-donor relationship advice and to find profiles of Meets Standards® nonprofits that love their donors, visit our Reviewed Nonprofits list.  

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