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…

Help Board Members Understand: Fundraising is Everybody's Job

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Whose job is it to raise funds for your organization? It's…

Use the MPI Formula To Thank Donors and You'll Increase Donor Retention

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Here's a smart formula to use for ALL sorts of donor communications. Send…

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…

How to Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board

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Board members are naturally nervous about fundraising. But…

Your Board Members Can Become “Door Openers.” Here's How!

What would you MOST love your board members to do? Many nonprofit…

Major Gift Prospect Visits: Your Questions and My Ruthlessly Practical Answers

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Visits with major gift prospects can be scary. How do you handle…

No Time for Planned Giving? Try These Quick Ideas!

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I'm as fired up as I can get about something big these days:…

How Major Gift Fundraising is Like Being Mother of the Bride

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Being mother of the bride has been an experience in "letting…

Top 10 Trends: How Major Donors are Changing and What To Do About It

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Major donors have changed a lot in what they want and expect…

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…

Count Your Blessings and Appreciate Your Donors at Thanksgiving

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It's the week of Thanksgiving here in the U.S. and we are counting…

Mastering the "Soft Skills" of Fundraising

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Social skills matter. Appearance matters. Graciousness…

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…