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Fundraising After the COVID 19

Yes, there will be life after COVID 19. Of that, I can guarantee it. What I can't guarantee is what life will look like. But, what I can guarantee is that life will look and feel different than it does today. Change is almost a constant…
Making a case for your state-funded organization's fundraising
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Making a case for your state-funded organization's fundraising

When meeting with new clients, I often hear this exact same question, "But, our organization receives state and federal funds...how can we realistically make the case for our fundraising?" And, my answer is, "Even more so you can! It…
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Ten steps to supercharge your nonprofit fundraising in the new decade

A new year and a new decade are quickly moving upon us.  Is your organization ready to hit the ground running when the clock hits midnight on December 31?  After what seems like months of preparation, and a rush headlong in the "Giving Season,"…
Making a case for your state-funded organization's fundraising
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Making a case for your state-funded organization's fundraising

When meeting with new clients, I often hear this exact same question, "But, our organization receives state and federal funds...how can we realistically make the case for our fundraising?" And, my answer is, "Even more so you can! It…
Use Peer to Peer Fundraising for Donor Acquisition
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Incorporating Peer-to-Peer Fundraising as a Calendar Year-End Donor Acquisition Strategy

I worked with various sized organizations all with different causes and the one thing that I see most in common is that they lack strong broad-based donor bases at the lower level. Most have focused their efforts on building relationships with…
Turning donor prospects into loyal donors
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How to use social media to acquire new donor prospects and turn them into loyal supporters

Development audit after development audit of small- to mid-sized organizations reveals that while donor retention remains a critical issue there is also another that is equally as important. Far too many groups are not focusing their fundraising…
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How to reduce the frantic pace in your nonprofit fundraising workday

Just recently, I noticed as I was driving around that everyone seems to be frantic. Or, is it more frenetic? Folks weaving in and out, road rage, and overall cortisol on overload. In comparison, I just spent three months in Australia. And,…
The top six tips to avoid the "Hope and Pray" method of calendar-year end campaign planning
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The top six tips to avoid the "Hope and Pray" method of calendar-year end campaign planning

Often, I work with clients who don't adequately plan for their calendar year-end efforts.  This lack of planning does a disservice to the organization for a couple of important reasons.  One such reason is that calendar year-end efforts and…
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What one thing can make or break the success of YOUR organization?

The Board. It can make or break your organization. If assembled and organized correctly, it can chart a successful future that prospers and preserves inspiration and creativity of its members and benefactors alike. If not, well...insert…
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The key indicators of a strong nonprofit fundraising campaign

I often get asked, "What are the key indicators of a strong nonprofit fundraising campaign?" In order to have a strong fundraising campaign of any sort, whether it be capital, endowment, or even annual, you need several hallmarks of success…
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Raising more money from your current loyal donors through repeat and best-ever gifts

What happens when you don't invest in donor acquisition? Well, your organization will face a declining donor base with the need to raise more money from fewer donors.  With about 10% of donor bases naturally declining each year, the focus…
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Using multi-channel digital fundraising "shoestring" strategies to acquire new donors.

In this day and age, as development professionals, we need to keep our eye both on donor retention and acquisition. It is one thing to retain your current donors. But if you are not constantly acquiring new ones, your donor file will naturally…

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quick fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations

and crowdfund campaign to help you raise more money for your favourite cause. Many organizations when seeking to start their first development office do not which way to turn or where to start first. Far too many organizations often start and end with grant writing. They don’t get beyond this particular strategy. Quick Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations. It is year-end campaign planning time. Far too often I see organizations using a blanket approach with their donor base. With a few minor tweaks in their strategy, they can increase their revenues by a third, sometimes even double.