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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…

Top 10 Year-End Fundraising Strategies for 2014

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

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

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

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

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

Increase Your Year-End Fundraising Results With This Simple Step

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Wouldn't you like to have one simple step that will dramatically…

7 Tips for Writing A Good End-of-Year Appeal

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Here's a great blog post from direct mail expert and fellow blogger…

How to Reinvigorate an Annual Appeal that Started in August

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Here's a question from our colleague Chris Harp."Gail, my…

Be Contrarian - When Others are Falling Back, It's Time to Move Forward

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I was reading one of my favorite blogs last week - For Impact - and just had to share this with you. Tom Suddes and Nick Fedders (the For Impact folks) are two smart, and contrarian guys.I highly recommend their blog - especially if you are in capital campaign mode.It's a dynamite addition to my "31 year-end strategies in 31 days of October." Here's the most compelling advice you could possibly get to boost your year-end campaign strategy.Here's what they wrote last week."Just saw a note from one year ago today (19 Oct 08) in my journal… from über-investor Warren Buffett:“Be fearful when others are greedy. Be greedy when others are fearful.”My parallel thought goes like this:Be ASKING when others are hiding. Be ASKING even when others are asking.JUST ASK. It was almost a year ago when the economy crashed and everyone in the nonprofit world panicked. I wrote NOW MORE THAN EVER, where I basically said that this too shall pass….. and then that every For Impact organization needed to stay in front of its best investors (not hide under the desk).I guess the recession is “officially” over. Dow just went back to 10,000. However, there is still a ton of people without jobs; and, clearly, things will never go back to the way they were.For most of us in the third sector the DEMAND for our services and support has dramatically increased.NOW MORE THAN EVER… we need to be out with our best CHAMPIONS and PROSPECTIVE INVESTORS.Go forth… and JUST ASK!

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

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

How the Boys and Girls Club Encourages Volunteers to Make Face-To-Face Visits

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Here's what my new friend Dovie Prather of the Boys and Girls…