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

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

How Fundraising is Turning into "Fund Marketing"

Are you using the new marketing and communications tools…

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

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

112 Tips to Raise More Money by Mail

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

How a Ruthlessly Practical Fundraising Plan Will Bring You Sanity

July and August are your key time for planning, right?I sure…

Top 10 Ways to Screw up Your Year-End Fundraising Campaign

There's nothing more important this fall than your year-end fundraising…

Average Gift Size to Haiti is Smaller Than Other Disasters - What That Means to Us

The Chronicle of Philanthropy reported this week that some international relief organizations said their average gift size to help the Haiti crisis is smaller than after the tsunamis in 2004. The good news is that the number of gifts went up even if the size of the gift was down.iStock_000011708698XSmallFor example, (and I'm quoting from the Chronicle article here:)
In the first 10 weekdays after the earthquake in Haiti, Mercy Corps received 61,505 contributions, compared with 49,561 donations during the same period after the tsunamis. But the average size of the Haiti gifts was $109, compared with $208 for the tsunami gifts.

A Great Ask Event Ruined by a Slow Thank You

A friend and client sent me this email last week:"I am a…

Top 10 Things Donors Want from Your Nonprofit's Web Site

Did you know that most donors check out your web site before…