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Report: Biggest Challenges to Major Gift Fundraising Success

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Nonprofits clearly see the potential that major gift fundraising…

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…

Top 10 Year-End Fundraising Strategies for 2014

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What kind of appeal and message will make your 2014 donors respond…

Top 10 Major Gift Fundraising Trends for 2014-15

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Fundraising is changing!  Everything is shifting these days.Donors…

Gail's Guide to Brilliant Major Gift Cultivation Events

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

How to Ask Your Donors for Feedback So They'll Love You Even More

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Have you tried asking your donors for feedback?This is a…

6 Steps You Can Take Today to Improve Your Donor Retention

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

Two Simple Questions Guaranteed to Improve Your Fundraising Results

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“Too much to do and too little time to do it.” That’s the…

If You Ever Want to Raise Big Money, Do This Now!

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I've been thinking a lot about major gifts this week preparing…

Why Board Members Love Advice Visits

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Why do board members love Advice Visits?

Because they find them to be a relief.

If you send your board members out into the community connecting with important people and asking for advice, they'll usually be very happy.

It's because they don't have to do a long, detailed presentation. And they are not comfortable doing that. They don't feel that they know enough.

They ARE comfortable with the idea of seeking advice and input.

After all, they are the community representatives on the board.

It is totally appropriate for your board members to be asking other community leaders for their best thinking on how to achieve the organization’s goals.

They do not have to present a detailed case for support in order to be effective personal advocates for the cause.