Don't Make These 5 Mistakes In Your Fundraising Appeal Letter

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 Fundraising appeal letter mistakes - 5 key items…

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Creating a Donor-Centered Appeal Letter: A Makeover!

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Why You Need a Formal Fundraising Plan To Raise The Money Of Your Dreams

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Who Decides Fundraising Strategy at Your Organization?

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We've all been there!You run into lots and lots of discussion…

How to Pull Off a Successful Porch Party or Small Social

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How to Secure Mega Sponsorships for Your Fundraising Event!

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Seven Deadly Sins of Fundraising Events

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198 Nonprofit Fundraising Event Tips to Maximize Your Profit

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Your fundraising event is a huge amount of work, and it takes…

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Takeaways from #AFPFC in New Orleans

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Is This the Reason You Aren’t Raising Major Gifts?

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All nonprofits want to excel at major gifts fundraising.…

How to Engage Board Members in Major Gift Fundraising in 2018

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How the New 2017 U.S. Tax Law May Impact Fundraising Revenues

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The new 2017 tax law in the U.S. alters many of the tax incentives…

Six Simple Ways to Help Volunteers Make Successful Asks

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Rule #10 for Board Members: Make Your Own Proud Personal Gift

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Do board members have an obligation to make personal contributions…

Rule #8 for Board Members: It Takes a Team and a Culture of Philanthropy

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True fundraising success requires help and support from everyone…

Rule #7 for Board Members: Fundraising Profit Builds Up Over Time – Not Overnight!

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Where exactly does long term fundraising success comes from?…

Rule #6 for Board Members: You Need a Smart Fundraising Plan

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“Why do we need a fundraising plan?” board members sometimes…

Rule #5 for Board Members: Major Gifts Brings in the Most Money

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Major gift fundraising can seem a bit mysterious.Especially…

Rule #4 for Board Members: The Easy Money is in Donor Retention

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Cash flow is frequently an issue for nonprofit boards.Everyone…

Rule #3 for Board Members: Fundraising Has a Significant Return on Investment

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As a board member, did you ever consider that your fundraising…

Rule #2 for Board Members: Know Your Fundraising Roles and Responsibilities

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What are the fundraising responsibilities of nonprofit board…

Rule #1 for Board Members: Fundraising is Based on Relationships With Donors

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Some board members think fundraising is "hitting someone up."But…

5 Fundraising Mistakes We Make With Our Boards

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Are you making fundraising mistakes with board members?Is…