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…

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…

The New Three-Part Fundraising Ask for Times of Crisis

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It's time to shape up your fundraising ask. Successful…

Five Strategies that Will Motivate Donors

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How do you motivate your donors to give? It's a question…

Small Donors are Disappearing . . . and What You Can Do About It

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One of the most disturbing trends in fundraising today is that…
asking conversation with donor

The Asking Conversation: Ask for "Permission" to Ask

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So much of fundraising comes down to the Asking Conversation,…

Strengthen Your Fundraising Appeal With the "IPM" Formula

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  Here’s a very smart, efficient way to present…

Fundraising's Not About Money (What???)

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Fundraising's not about money - what did I say? What's more…

Major Gift Series #9: Romancing the Ask - 6 Steps To a Perfect Major Gift Ask

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Here's the last in our series of 9 topics to help you raise…

10 Steps to Create a Fundraising Appeal Letter That Brings in the Money

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Can you write an amazing fundraising appeal letter? It's…

Don't Make These 5 Mistakes In Your Fundraising Appeal Letter

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  Fundraising appeal letter mistakes - 5 key items…

#1 Tip to Create a Donor-Centered Appeal Letter

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Wish you could have been there: Sue was at her computer,…

Creating a Donor-Centered Appeal Letter: A Makeover

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Want to create a donor-centered appeal letter? It's more difficult…

What are the 3 Most Boring Words in Fundraising Appeals?

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What fun! Today I'm ranting a bit about what goes WRONG with…

Six Simple Ways to Help Volunteers Make Successful Asks

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Remember the movie Jerry McGuire? There's a famous line…