Recruiting and Training Fundraisers

Successful fundraising depends on having the right fundraisers. That starts with recruiting the right people and following up with the right training. […]

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Show Appreciation

Your donors should feel appreciated for more that the gifts they provide. […]

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Engaged Donors

Do you know what it takes to have engaged donors? […]

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Structured Fundraising

At its best, fundraising is a structured process. Like all processes, it is most effective when it is guided by quantitative measures. […]

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Alumni Giving

When a nonprofit’s past clients are grateful, they become donors. How many of your past clients are donors? […]

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What Data Do Donors Want?

Every nonprofit has data. All of it might be useful as a fundraising tool but is any of it what a specific donor is looking for? […]

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The Right Person Leading

When is the right time to hire someone to lead the development office? Who should you hire? […]

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What Every Donor Wants to Know

Well-informed donors are generous donors. Of course, well-informed means they know what they want to know. […]

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Funding the Budget

For many nonprofits, the fiscal year is the same as the calendar year. That means budgeting will start soon. It also means that creating the funding plan for next year should start now. […]

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How, What, but Why Is First

The loyal and most generous donors are those who are emotionally engaged. Does every communication they receive from you build their emotional ties to the mission and the clients? […]

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