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- Always have a deadline. Whether it’s your year end, or the end of a program, make a clear deadline that is understood by both parties.
- Communicate with your pledged donors regularly. Once when the pledge is made, another time about halfway to the deadline, and a third time as the deadline is just a few weeks away.
- Let them know how important their gift is to your organization. Send the message that not only does the gift matter, it is needed and appreciated!
- Make sure to include language that you understand if circumstances change and they can’t fulfill the pledge by the agreed upon deadline.
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