Best Practices Can Be Helpful

Sometimes best practices are helpful. Other times they are a hindrance. When you need best practice where should you look? […]

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Culture of Generosity

Successful fundraising depends on a culture of generosity inside the nonprofit. Who is responsible for creating that culture? In fact, every nonprofit executive is the cultural attaché for his or her organization. […]

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Better Strategy = Increased Community Impact

Many of the nonprofits Mission Enablers works with are unable to identify their strategy. […]

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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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How to Cultivate the Best Donors

Every nonprofit has a few great donors. […]

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People Give for a Reason

Every gift serves a purpose. Sustainable giving occurs when there is alignment between the donor’s purpose for giving and the nonprofits purpose for asking. […]

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What Size Gift?

The size of the donor’s gift is as individual as any other choice they make. Assuming one size fits all makes appeals easier but makes fundraising less effective and efficient. […]

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Follow Through Is Worth a Lot

Follow through in fundraising is like the follow-through in sports. Follow-through yields significant returns. […]

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Donor Versus Investor

Every nonprofit has donors and investors. In general, donors give a little and investors give generously. Do you know why? […]

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