Five Strategies that Will Motivate Donors

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How do you motivate your donors to give? It's a question…

Why You Should Invest in Your Organization’s Infrastructure

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How important is your organization’s infrastructure? Just…

Small Donors are Disappearing . . . and What You Can Do About It

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One of the most disturbing trends in fundraising today is that…
asking conversation with donor

The Asking Conversation: Ask for "Permission" to Ask

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So much of fundraising comes down to the Asking Conversation,…

Strengthen Your Fundraising Appeal With the "IPM" Formula

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  Here’s a very smart, efficient way to present…

Fundraising's Not About Money (What???)

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Fundraising's not about money - what did I say? What's more…

Top Takeaways from #AFPICON 2019!

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#AFPICON is always a terrific experience - with the best minds…

Storytelling for Board Members: How to Unleash New Energy and Commitment

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  Storytelling for board members just might be a…

Major Gift Series #9: Romancing the Ask - 6 Steps To a Perfect Major Gift Ask

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Here's the last in our series of 9 topics to help you raise…

Major Gift Series #6: How to Engage Board Members in Major Gift Fundraising This Year

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Are you wondering how to engage board members in major gift…

Checklist: How Do You Stand on the 12 Core Fundraising Systems?

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Hurray for fundraising! It generates the funding to carry…

The 12 Essential Systems Every Nonprofit Needs for Mega Fundraising Success

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    Your nonprofit needs revenue to run and…

Top 10 Things to Understand About How Fundraising Really Works Today

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Wouldn't it be wonderful if everybody in your organization…

New Year's Resolutions for Board Members

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It's the New Year - and it's a great time to make smart resolutions…

Powerful Roles for Board Members in Major Gifts Fundraising

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What are the right roles for board members in major gifts fundraising?  Often…

10 Steps to Create a Fundraising Appeal Letter That Brings in the Money

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Can you write an amazing fundraising appeal letter? It's…

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

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  Fundraising appeal letter mistakes - 5 key items…

#1 Tip to Create a Donor-Centered Appeal Letter

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Wish you could have been there: Sue was at her computer,…

Creating a Donor-Centered Appeal Letter: A Makeover!

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Want to create a donor-centered appeal letter? Creating donor-centered…

What are the 3 Most Boring Words in Fundraising Appeals?

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What fun! Today I'm ranting a bit about what goes WRONG with…

Do's and Don'ts for Your Annual Fundraising Plan

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It's the (hopefully) slow time of mid-summer, and it's time when…

The Must-Do First Step in Creating a Profitable Fundraising Plan

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Are you and your team ready for a Fundraising Assessment?…

How to Disrupt Your Board's View of Fundraising

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Board members and fundraising. These words often don't mix…

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

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Summer is here, and it's time to get organized with a well-thought-out…

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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Why should you throw a Porch Party for your donors or supporters? Small…

How to Secure Mega Sponsorships for Your Fundraising Event!

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Fundraising event sponsorships are a different animal - but…

Seven Deadly Sins of Fundraising Events

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Oh boy, we’ve all been there. We've seen disasters at…

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…