How to Find Your Major Gift Opportunities of the Future

How to Fund Your Major Gift Opportunities of the Future with Guest Jay Frost

This week on #Grantchat we are welcoming Jay Frost for How to Find Your Major Gift Opportunities of the Future. For any fundraising, big or small, you need to know the Five W’s and an H. Let’s talk about those today! Those are Who; What, When, Where, Why, and How. You can use research tools and methods to answer those questions and to find your best sources of support in the present and the future.  
Over his thirty years as a grantmaker, fundraiser, consultant, and serial entrepreneur, Jay Frost has worked with thousands of organizations to identify and pursue billions in fundraising opportunities for thousands of charitable organizations around the world.

Jay is recognized as one of “America’s top 25 fundraising experts” by Philanthropy Media, one of the Top Ten Experts in Fundraising to Follow by Klout, and one of the “70 #NPTech Twitter Accounts You Should Be Following” by Elevation. A popular speaker, Jay has addressed hundreds of meetings in the US, Europe, Canada, Asia, and the Middle East.

Jay is also a consultant to nonprofits and an advisor to companies serving the philanthropic marketplace. He advises organizations at all stages of their efforts, from startup through capital campaigns.

Question Preview:

Q1: How do you find out where people give and how much they give? #grantchat

Q2: Is social media a great way to learn about potential donors? #grantchat

Q3: Where can you find information on stock holdings? #grantchat

Q4: Are there many insiders? Will a typical #nonprofit have any? Why does it matter? #grantchat

Q5: What about business owners? Aren’t they the millionaire next door we all want to know? #grantchat

Q6: What are the most important wealth indicators for #donors and #nonprofits? #grantchat

Q7: Is there anything we can do with the #donor data we have in house? #grantchat

Q8: Why all the emphasis on wealth? What about potential donors’ passions? #grantchat

(12:45) A8a: That’s absolutely correct. Money is only on part of the picture. But it is an essential one. #grantchat

Q9: Where do you learn more about #donor research? #grantchat

Q10: What are your favorite free resources for major gift research? #grantchat


We’re looking forward to having you join @Grant_Chat at 12 Noon ET. Join our Grantchat Facebook Group to get the check in question and to keep the discussion going!

Guest: Jay Frost @GordonJayFrost

Sponsor: GrantHub @Grant_Hub

Host: Jo Miller, GPC @jm_grants

Presented: SmartEGrants @smartegrants

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