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In 19th century America, women who wanted to help fundraise for their church or community were limited in what they, as respectable women, could do. With most of their skills related to homemaking, making baked goods and needlework that could be sold, raffled, or auctioned conformed to the accepted gender roles at the time.

I have recently learned about a form of fundraising that put a twist on the traditional signature quilt—a quilt that has the names of loved ones embroidered, inked, or stamped on the blocks as a memorial for friends and family who were separated. In this case, though, donors would make a small contribution to have their names added to a block much like today’s Buy-A-Brick campaigns. Often the finished quilt was publicly displayed and then auctioned to maximize revenue.

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For Americans, November is a time of Thanksgiving. We usually spend the month being grateful for our family, friends, food and (American) football. This is also great time to let our donors know how much we appreciate them. How will they know the true impact of their support unless we tell them? Everyone likes to know that they are making a difference and making sure donors do is (or should be) a critical aspect of your donor retention plan.

You’ve already sent them a letter acknowledging their support at the time of their gift (if you haven’t, shame on you - GET TO IT!). So what can you do that will stand out from the deluge of holiday messages AND won’t cost too much in time, money, or your sanity?

Well, here are some ideas you can steal!

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