A General Unrestricted Ask is LAZY Fundraising

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I’m going out on a limb here to challenge one of the oldest…

#1 Strategy for Fundraising Appeals This Year: Make Your Donor the Hero

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

39 Provocative Tips From #AFPICON That Will Make You A Smarter Fundraiser in 2014

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The International AFP Conference in San Antonio this week…

Five Ideas That Will Make Major Gift Asks Much Easier and More Successful

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We all know that fundraising comes down to one exciting, scary…
Jerry Panas

How to Secure the Major Gift: 10 Priceless Tips from Jerry Panas

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Jerry Panas is clearly one of our industry’s greats. I’ve…

Asking as an Intentional Conversation: Six Simple Steps to Nailing the Gift!

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Ok, you are ready to ask for the gift. What do you do? Here…

There's Still Big Money on the Table for This Year-End

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There is one step, and one step only, that can make the largest…

Increase Your Year-End Fundraising $$ With This Simple Strategy

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Wouldn't you like to have a simple strategy that will dramatically…

What can make or break your year-end fundraising appeal?

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There are lots of ways to create a killer year-end fundraising…

18 Tips to Create a Wildly Profitable Monthly Giving Program

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I am so impressed with the power of a monthly giving program.…

How to Spur Donors to Give Monthly

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How can you find the pot of gold inside your donor database? You…

How Facebook Can Help You Raise Real Dollars

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Here’s a facebook campaign that was charming, silly and…

Create a Donation Page that Rocks!

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What would your donors say about your donation page? Especially…

How to Snag Those Last Minute Online Gifts

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Here's a smart email strategy for the last week of the year that…

5 Tips to Raise Much More from Your Current Donors

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Did you know that you can shape your message in a way that…

Crafting Fundraising Letters: What To Say Instead of "Programs and Services"

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A couple of weeks ago I ranted about the “3 Most Boring Words…