Don't Be a Fundraising Dinosaur: 5 Big Ideas to Adopt Right Now

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Here are more provocative nuggets from the recent AFP International…

7 Provocative Ideas Guaranteed to Shake Up Your Fundraising Results

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I’m just back from three incredible days at the AFP International…

10 Easy Things You Can Do To Improve Your Fundraising by Next Week

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1.  Organize a thankathon for your donors. Your number…

Why Friendraising Works Better Than Fundraising

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Ok, I’m presenting a revolutionary concept today. And…

"We Don't Want Your Money:" Anatomy of a Transformational Gift

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Here’s a story about a transformational corporate gift –…

What Keeps My Clients Up at Night and Why Boards are The Biggest Pain Point of All

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Here's an interview I did recently for the nonprofitmarketing360…

How to Throw a Party Everyone Wants to Attend

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One of my favorite holiday traditions is a really big family…

Here's A Real, Live "Donor-Centered" Appeal Letter

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You're probably working hard to create a donor-centered…

The Role of Quirky, Surprise and Delight in Fundraising Appeals

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What is it going to take to open the hearts and wallets of today's…

How the Food Bank Tripled its Fundraising in Three Years

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Yes, it really happened at the Knoxville Food Bank. This…

How to Make Your Next Ask Practically Irresistible

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The moment of truth in fundraising is the ASK. How do you know…

A Fundraiser's Secret Weapon: Your Radar

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Last week's post on the "Fundraiser's Kiss of Death - Talking…

Powerful Elevator Speech Exercise for Your Board Members

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Do your board members know what to say when they have a lucky…

How to Unleash Your Board Members' Energy for Fundraising

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I had the pleasure of talking to the very smart and wonderful…

20 Best Practices for Monthly Giving Programs

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Do you want a fundraising strategy that creates ongoing predictable…

The Smartest, Easiest, Most Productive Annual Giving Strategy Around

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It's time we tackled the smartest, easiest, most productive annual…

Add Surprise and Delight to Your Appeals. Like This One.

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I want to share with you my very favorite fundraising appeal…

The Simple Strategy That Makes "Asking" Easier and Much More Effective

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Face-to-face asking is by far the most productive and efficient…

My Secrets to a FABULOUS Party!

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Lots of fundraising is built around socializing, isn’t it?…

Why You Should Ditch Your Next Fundraising Event

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Fundraising events are a foundation for many nonprofit fundraising…

4 Questions To Rev Up Your Board's Energy and Enthusiasm

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Do you want to get the most out of your warm-hearted, wonderful…

5 Fundraising Mistakes We Make With Our Boards

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Do your nonprofit board members avoid fundraising? If your…

Why Did Doris Buffet Personally Answer This Fundraising Letter?

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You won't believe it but my friend Jacqueline wrote a "cold"…

14 Easy Ways Board Members Can Raise Money

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Board members can be enthusiastic fundraisers if you make it…

16 Provocative Ideas That Will Raise More Money

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I am just back from an intense 4 days at the AFP International…

9 Secrets to High Net Worth Donors

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Don't you wish you could read your donors' minds? Especially…

Five Ideas That Will Make Asking Much Easier and More Successful

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We all know that fundraising comes down to one exciting,…

10 Things Your Last Minute Online Donors Want

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Holiday giving is expected to be over $48 billion this year,…

How to Pull In Last Minute Online Donors

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Did you know that 40% of on-line donors give in December? It's…

Show Me the Money: How to Move From Friendraising to Fundraising

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In my regular column I write for the Guidestar newsletter, a…