The Most Important Word in Fundraising

The Most Important Word in Fundraising

If you are thinking the most important word in fundraising is “donor” you’re on the right track. The word I have in mind is “you,” as in “you, the donor.”

In the nonprofit world, we talk a lot about donor-centered fundraising. But what does it really mean?

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3 Tips for Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

3 Tips for Telling Your Nonprofit’s Financial Story

Many fundraisers focus on telling client stories, impact stories, stories about how our programs are changing the world for the better. These stories tug at the heart strings. We are comfortable communicating this sort of information.

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Can You Survive (and Thrive) Without a Development Director?

Can You Survive (and Thrive) Without a Development Director?

The high turnover rates among senior development staff are well known. This reality, combined with the high expense of providing salary and benefits to a development director (DD) causes many smaller organizations to ask themselves: Is there another way?

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Year-End Fundraising - There’s Still Time

Year-End Fundraising - There’s Still Time

Has your year-end campaign been lackluster thus far? Still haven’t sent out a single request? No problem. There are six days left in 2017—here are things you can still do to boost year-end gifts:

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Is A Font Hurting Your Fundraising Efforts?

Is A Font Hurting Your Fundraising Efforts?

I’m often invited to review and make recommendations on a nonprofit organization’s donor communications, including year-end appeal letters or emails. Sometimes I am delighted with compelling stories and an opportunity to support a mission.

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