A Small Goal and A Small Vision Won’t Cut It In This Environment

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Okay, forewarning - this is a bit of a rant. Prepare yourself…

5 Ways Board Members Can Boost Your Virtual Year-End Campaign

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This year, your year-end fundraising campaign may look a little…

How Will We Cultivate Donors This Fall?

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“Cultivate donors.” I bet you’ve heard that before.  But…

Advice for a New Major Gift Officer: Raise Money the Minute You Hit the Ground

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This week on Facebook LIVE we discussed common mistakes that…

Board Members: How to Approach Decision-Making in Times of Crisis

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If you’re a board member serving an institution or organization,…

How COVID Times Provide Unique Opportunities for Fundraising

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Yes, COVID times are hard for everyone to handle.  But…

What's the Right Time to Ask for a Gift?

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Today, we want to help you with one of the thorniest questions…

Two Questions To Get the Gift Conversation Rolling

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Have you ever gotten stuck in a conversation with a donor that's…

Donor Conversations: How to Bring Up the Topic of a Gift

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It can be awkward. There you are, on zoom with your major…

Secrets to Successful Donor Meetings: Setting Objectives and Planning Ahead

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Your donor meetings can be successful - or they can be a…

Listening - The #1 Skill for Phone or Zoom Meetings

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Everyone needs to sharpen their listening skills for fundraising…

Three Ways Emotional Intelligence Can Help You Become a Better Fundraiser

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Have you ever considered your skills in the area of Emotional…

The Awful Truth About Many Major Gift Shops - They've Gotten Lazy

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We are wondering - do you think that traditional major gift…

Why we think there are new rules for fundraising today

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By Dr. Kathryn Gamble These days have been anything but…

We Can Never Understand

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  Today, Kathryn Gamble and I wanted to step back from…

Building Donor Relationships in a Virtual World

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Building virtual donor relationships is quite a challenge for…