5 Tips for Making Your Donors Love You

/
Your donor has just sent in another gift! Hurray! So you reply…

What’s Next for Fundraising after the IceBucketChallenge: 5 Predictions

/
It’s a new day in fundraising, now that we have all seen the…

A General Unrestricted Ask is LAZY Fundraising

/
I’m going out on a limb here to challenge one of the oldest…

How to Knock Off the Ice Bucket Challenge and Make Social Media Work for Your Cause

/
Seems like everyone these days is either buzzing about the #icebucketchallenge…

Use the Word "Profit" to Get Your Board's Attention!

/
Who’s making the decisions about fundraising budgets and investments…

Plan Your Capital Campaign: 5 Things To Do Before Hiring a Consultant

/
Are you chomping at the bit to get moving on a capital campaign? My…

#1 Strategy for Fundraising Appeals This Year: Make Your Donor the Hero

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

What Board Members Need To Know About Fundraising

/
Do you think board members need to know about fundraising? I…

Gail's Guide to Brilliant Major Gift Cultivation Events

/
You’re having events all the time – to open doors, make friends,…

9 Point Profitability Checklist for Your Next Fundraising Auction

/
There's nothing like an experienced charity auctioneer's coaching…

Do NOT Make These Mistakes at Your Next Fundraising Event!

/
Want to totally ruin your well-planned fundraising event? Avoid…

Create a Profitable Fundraising Event Plan

/
Do you have a solid fundraising event plan and timeline? One…

39 Provocative Tips From #AFPICON That Will Make You A Smarter Fundraiser in 2014

/
The International AFP Conference in San Antonio this week…

Five Ideas That Will Make Major Gift Asks Much Easier and More Successful

/
We all know that fundraising comes down to one exciting, scary…
Jerry Panas

How to Secure the Major Gift: 10 Priceless Tips from Jerry Panas

/
Jerry Panas is clearly one of our industry’s greats. I’ve…

Asking as an Intentional Conversation: Six Simple Steps to Nailing the Gift!

/
Ok, you are ready to ask for the gift. What do you do? Here…

Help Board Members Understand: Fundraising is Everybody's Job

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

Stuck with Impossible Goals? Here's Help!

/
It happens all the time. Smart nonprofit staffers come…

How to Get Your Emails Opened and Read By the Right Person

/
We can live or die by email these days. With all the din and…

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

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

6 Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Your Donor Retention

/
We all know that donor retention is where the easy money is for…

When in Doubt, Throw a Party!

/
Believe it or not - this is my #1 motto after more than 25…

There's Still Big Money on the Table for This Year-End

/
There is one step, and one step only, that can make the largest…

10 Fundraising Responsibilities of Every Board Member

/
What are board member fundraising responsibilities? Here's…

How to Create a Fundraising Action Plan for Your Board

/
Board members are naturally nervous about fundraising. But…

Myths and Realities of Board Members and Fundraising

/
How do YOUR board members feel about fundraising? Not…

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

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

Increase Your Year-End Fundraising $$ With This Simple Strategy

/
Wouldn't you like to have a simple strategy that will dramatically…

What can make or break your year-end fundraising appeal?

/
There are lots of ways to create a killer year-end fundraising…

Hope Is Not A Strategy

/
It's your last chance to get organized before the busy fall…