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…

6 Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Your Donor Retention

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We all know that donor retention is where the easy money is for…

How to Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board

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Board members are naturally nervous about fundraising. But…

My #1 Secret to Raising Major Gifts

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Do you ever feel like you are stuck in the office? All my…

Newsletter Strategies That Will Open Donors' Hearts and Wallets

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Your wonderful newsletter just may be a total waste of time. Even…

Make Your Donors Choose YOU as Their Favorite Nonprofit

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Are your donors choosing your organization as their favorite…

Want to Know What Your Major Donor Is Thinking? Try This Question!

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Want to find out what's on your donor's mind? And what's in her…

Three Easy Secrets to Major Gift Success

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Major gifts programs can become a money-raising machine for your…

"We Don't Want Your Money:" Anatomy of a Transformational Gift

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Here’s a story about a transformational corporate gift –…

How A Donor Communications Program Keeps Donors Giving and Giving

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Are you over-soliciting and under-communicating? The problem…

How to Throw a Party Everyone Wants to Attend

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is a really big family…

Step-by-Step Cultivation Moves for Your Major Gift Prospect

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So you've managed to make your first visit with an important…

The Missing Ingredient In Your Major Gifts Effort

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Do you ever feel like you are stuck in the office? The problem…

A Fundraiser's Secret Weapon: Your Radar

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Last week's post on the "Fundraiser's Kiss of Death - Talking…

The Fundraiser's Kiss of Death: Talking Too Much

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What’s the kiss of death for every fundraiser? What can…

9 Secrets to High Net Worth Donors

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Don't you wish you could read your donors' minds? Especially…