What Keeps 1200 Fundraisers Up at Night?

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My recent Opinion Survey of Nonprofit Leaders came back with…

5 Ways Board Members Can Raise Money with Gail Perry - VIDEO

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There are many ways board members can help in fundraising.…

An Interview With Jerry Panas: The Master of Face-to-Face Fundraising

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One Saturday in June I managed to snag master fundraiser Jerry…

Crowdfunding as a Serious Fundraising Strategy? Yes!

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Can you really raise big money via social media? I used…

To Create a Plan that Is Truly Transformational – Ask These Questions

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Do you want to raise the kind of money that not only funds your…

The Dark Side of Fundraising When You Don't Have a Plan

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Come stroll with me through The Dark Side. This is what happens…

How to Turn Regular Donors into Monthly Donors

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Monthly giving is one of the great pots of gold for you and your…
Erica Waasdorp

How to Promote and Close Monthly Giving In Your Fundraising Appeal Letters

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Can you pull in new monthly giving donors from your regular…

How to Write a Fundraising Appeal -- Make Your Donor The Hero

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You are planning those fall appeals right now, during the…

Top 10 Fundraising Strategies To Raise More Money This Year

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Creating your annual fundraising plan can be confusing with all…

This Tip Makes Asking for a Gift Much Easier and More Successful

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It's the scariest moment in fundraising. It's when you sit…

How to Warm Up Your Donors for Big Major Gift Asks

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Donors are people just like we are. They don’t want to be…

How to Get Off the Dang Fundraising Treadmill

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I wish you could have been there. It was a chilly winter day.…
Ideas from AFPFC

32 Ideas From #AFPFC That'll Make You A Smarter, Happier Fundraiser in 2015

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The AFP Conference in Baltimore this week was the best ever!…

How to Drive Major Donors Away and Kill Off Your Major Gifts Program

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Hint: Your donor says to you, "I'm not an ATM." Have you ever…

How to Make Your Donors Happy With a Valentine!

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Valentine’s Day: it's time to show your donors some love! A…

How (Bad) Marketing and Branding can Kill Your Fundraising

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WHY do you have marketing, communications and branding for your…

7 Steps to Fundraising Success This Year: Strategic Tips for Your Board and CEO

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The new year is a great time to take stock of your fundraising…

The Most Important Fundraising Strategies: Blog Highlights of 2014!

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For some fun holiday reading for you - here are the most popular…

One Thing You Can and Must Do to Boost Your Year-End Fundraising Totals

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Just think, 30% of your entire annual giving will occur in December.  AND…

The One Mistake that Hurts Fundraising the Most

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What is keeping you from raising the most money possible? Could…

My #1 Year-End Fundraising Tip that Will Bring in the Most Money

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Here my favorite fundraising tip that can boost your year-end…

Phone Calls to Donors = Highly Profitable Fundraising

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Are you afraid of telephone fundraising? It can be scary to…

Is There a Crisis in Fundraising Leadership?

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How do we attract, develop and retain good fundraisers? At…

A Simple (and Smart) Way to Increase Fundraising by Year-End

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Guest post by Amy Eisenstein Do you have a Monthly Giving…

112 Tips to Raise More Money by Mail

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Direct mail is a major workhorse for all nonprofits. And regardless…

Listen Your Way to a Big Major Gift

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What’s the toughest lesson to learn in major gift fundraising?…

Major Gifts: The Zen of Raising Money from Individual Donors

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Here's a brilliant guest post from my NYC buddy Andrea…