One Simple Trick to Help You Raise Big Gifts

One Simple Trick to Help You Raise Big Gifts

Have you ever struggled to meet your annual fundraising goals – or any goal for that matter? If so, you are not alone. Many people struggle with reaching goals because of one common mistake: we set a deadline, but not a schedule. [...]

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4 Must-Haves for Success With Grants

4 Must-Haves for Success With Grants

I once worked at a nonprofit with a very funny CFO. One day he made a sign to hang above our grant writer’s desk that said “Let’s get a grant for that!!” We all had a good laugh. The phrase on the sign was all too familiar, used early and often by both staff and board members every time expenses exceeded the money we had on hand. [...]

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5 Tips for Raising Big Gifts in Less Time

5 Tips for Raising Big Gifts in Less Time

Fundraising—and major gift fundraising in particular—takes time. That said, there are ways to build efficiencies into your program. Read on for 5 quick tips you can use right now to start raising big gifts in less time. [...]

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How to Use a Gift Range Chart

How to Use a Gift Range Chart

Gift range charts are my favorite underrated fundraising tool. Not only are they quick and easy to create, they can have a major impact on your fundraising success. A gift range chart (or simply, gift chart) is most useful in a campaign context or for a major gifts drive that folds into your annual campaign, in other words when you’re trying to raise a specific amount of money. [...]

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Setting Fundraising Goals? Two is Better Than One

Setting Fundraising Goals? Two is Better Than One

Shout-out to our friend Ashley in Loveland, Colorado who wrote with this great question:

“How do you foster good relationships between development staff when donations are tracked to various positions for the purpose of determining who is meeting annual goals?” [...]

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