How to use donor survey's to qualify your first-time donors for future fundraising
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How to use donor surveys to qualify your first-time donors for future fundraising

Long the hallmark of major gift work, qualification through engaging in dialogue with our top-level donor prospects has allowed us to identify those prospects who will entertain developing a relationship with our organization or not. This qualification…
How to strengthen your donor Call to Action and raise more money
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The top 10 ways to strengthen your donor "Call to Action" and raise more money

The number one reason donors do not give aside from not being asked is that they are not provided a problem to solve. Or at least a problem that they understand why they need to solve it. It is in their donor "Calls to Action" that a slight…
The greatest opportunity: a summons to more in our not-for-profits.
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The greatest opportunity: a summons for more in our not-for-profits

The Pandemic has been a great global summons. A call. In the middle of the night to awake. To something new. What are you talking about? Yes, it has. I know, I know. You are probably saying it has been a grand inconvenience, even a…
Acquiring New Donors Through Digital Lead Acquisitions in the Age of the Coronavirus
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Acquiring New Donors Through Digital Lead Acquisitions in the Age of the Coronavirus

One thing about pandemics, or just crises and downturns in general, is that they tend to expose organizational weaknesses, poor practices, and complete neglect. We can see evidence of this daily around the world today. Systems, structures, and…
Non Donor Conversions During Covid 19: Are You Planning Your Follow-Up Stewardship?
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Non Donor Conversions During Covid 19: Are You Planning Your Follow-Up Stewardship?

The Coronavirus has presented us all with some very life-threatening challenges. For once, the entire globe is under siege by a crisis impacting us all. It is simply, one word, unprecedented. However, that does not mean that we cannot…
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Fundraising After 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,…

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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.