Is Your Board Hurting Your Major Gifts Program?

Is Your Board Hurting Your Major Gifts Program?

Have you ever gotten pushback from your board on the topic of major gifts? Maybe when the topic of asking for a significant gift from a donor comes up at a board meeting, you’ve heard, “Why don’t we just write more grant proposals?” Or, “Instead of starting a major gifts program, let’s hold another event.”

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What to Do When Your Board Asks For an Elevator Pitch

What to Do When Your Board Asks For an Elevator Pitch

“I’d like to help with fundraising, but it’s not possible without an elevator pitch.” Sound familiar? How about this: “If we had an elevator pitch about our organization, I’d be able to connect with people about what we do. Without one, I don’t know what to say.”

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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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9 Tips to Hit a Home Run with Your Fundraising House Party

A great way to raise funds for your organization is to hold a fundraising party in someone’s home. Read on for 9 tips to help ensure your next party is a home run.

1. Set a Goal

Knowing your fundraising goal is your first step to success. You will plan differently—and invite differently—if your goal is to raise $5,000 vs. $500. [...]

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