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…

Building Donor Relationships in a Virtual World

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Building virtual donor relationships is quite a challenge for…

Major Gifts: How to Succeed in the Current Crisis

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In the middle of this unprecedented crisis, we are receiving…

Major Gift Metrics: How to Measure and Evaluate Your Gift Potential

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By guest author Steve MacLaughlin In 1954, the management…

How to Probe More Deeply in a Major Donor Conversation

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Post by Dr. Kathryn Gamble In our consulting and coaching…

Key Skills Every Smart Major Gift Fundraiser Needs to Master

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I'm guessing you know that major gift fundraising is changing.…

(Major Gifts #8) Smart Major Gift Cultivation Strategies: How to Ask Prospects for Advice and Input

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Advice Visits are one of our golden tools to get to know prospective…

(Major Gifts #7) The Three Most Critical Elements of Every Successful Major Gift Program

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Are you and your team ready for a prosperous and productive…

(Major Gifts #6) What's the Best Structure for a Full-Scale Major Gift Program?

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Everyone wants the secret to success for major gift fundraising.…