How Introverts Can Be Very Successful Fundraisers

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Here's the cliche - it takes a gregarious, extroverted person…

An Interview With Jerry Panas: The Master of Face-to-Face Fundraising

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One Saturday in June I managed to snag master fundraiser Jerry…

Crowdfunding as a Serious Fundraising Strategy? Yes!

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Can you really raise big money via social media? I used…

How to Turn Regular Donors into Monthly Donors

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Monthly giving is one of the great pots of gold for you and your…
Erica Waasdorp

How to Promote and Close Monthly Giving In Your Fundraising Appeal Letters

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Can you pull in new monthly giving donors from your regular…

How to Write a Fundraising Appeal -- Make Your Donor The Hero

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You are planning those fall appeals right now, during the…

This Tip Makes Asking for a Gift Much Easier and More Successful

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It's the scariest moment in fundraising. It's when you sit…

How to Warm Up Your Donors for Big Major Gift Asks

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Donors are people just like we are. They don’t want to be…
Ideas from AFPFC

32 Ideas From #AFPFC That'll Make You A Smarter, Happier Fundraiser in 2015

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The AFP Conference in Baltimore this week was the best ever!…

How to Drive Major Donors Away and Kill Off Your Major Gifts Program

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Hint: Your donor says to you, "I'm not an ATM." Have you ever…

One Thing You Can and Must Do to Boost Your Year-End Fundraising Totals

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Just think, 30% of your entire annual giving will occur in December.  AND…

My #1 Year-End Fundraising Tip that Will Bring in the Most Money

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Here my favorite fundraising tip that can boost your year-end…

Phone Calls to Donors = Highly Profitable Fundraising

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Are you afraid of telephone fundraising? It can be scary to…

112 Tips to Raise More Money by Mail

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Direct mail is a major workhorse for all nonprofits. And regardless…

Major Gifts: The Zen of Raising Money from Individual Donors

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Here's a brilliant guest post from my NYC buddy Andrea…

5 Tips for Making Your Donors Love You

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Your donor has just sent in another gift! Hurray! So you reply…