Six Simple Ways to Help Volunteers Make Successful Asks

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Remember the movie Jerry McGuire? There's a famous line…

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…

Why Isn’t Your Board Supporting the Fundraising Effort?

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What does it take to get the full board supporting fundraising? Board…

Disaster Fundraising - How Your Nonprofit Should Respond

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Disaster fundraising - when and how should your nonprofit respond? And…

Why You Should Invest in Your Organization’s Infrastructure

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How important is your organization’s infrastructure? Just…

21st Century Fundraising Metrics

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Remember the old saying - What gets measured, gets done? We…

10 Cage Rattling Questions to Ask About Your Fundraising Plan and Strategy

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  There are lots of questions about fundraising strategy…

Are You Having Too Many Fundraising Events?

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Are you having too many fundraising events? Love ‘em’…
Fundraising as a Dart Game: Are You Guessing your way Along?

Is Your Organization Aiming for the Fundraising Bull’s Eye?

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Where are you with your fundraising plans? Are you playing…

No More Crisis Mode Fundraising

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It's fundraising planning season. And many smart fundraisers…

Where Do You Stand? Find Out With My Fundraising Scorecard

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Sometimes it’s hard to get a handle on how well your organization…

Two Ridiculously Simple Major Donor Cultivation Strategies

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What kind of major donor cultivation strategies do you think…

How to Get Your Board Members To Help Identify Major Gift Prospects

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Sometimes when board members are asked to help identify major…

They really did say all this stuff!

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Are you on the fence about joining my INSIDERS fundraising learning…

5 Tips to Help You Succeed in Face-to-Face Asking for Big Gifts in 2017

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What are the best practices in face-to-face asking? One…

5 Steps to Create a Highly Profitable Fundraising Plan in 2017

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Why do you need a full-fledged fundraising plan? A fundraising…

5 Ways to Give Your Board Members a Mental Makeover About Fundraising in 2017

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Are your board members unsure about fundraising?  Do they…

10 Fundraising Topics You Need to Master in 2017

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It’s back to basics time. It’s an uncertain environment…

Your Fundraising Calendar for 2017 - What You Need to Master This Year

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2017 is a year to master the fundraising basics. There are…

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

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All nonprofits want to excel at major gifts fundraising.…