Your Story 5 Ways: How to Raise More Money With Less Work

Your Story 5 Ways: How to Raise More Money With Less Work

Chances are, if you are working in the nonprofit sector, you have a busy job and are always looking to get more done in less time. Lucky for you, efficiency is a passion of mine! This post will help you leverage good stories to raise more money [...]

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4 Common Fundraising Tactics – Are They Right For You?

4 Common Fundraising Tactics – Are They Right For You?

A common mistake development professionals make in creating a fundraising plan is spreading themselves too thin. To avoid feeling like the jack of all trades, master of none - when deciding the HOW of your fundraising plan choose fundraising strategies and tactics that make the most sense for [...]

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Is Your Website Slamming the Door on Donors?

Is Your Website Slamming the Door on Donors?

Online donations continue to rise as a revenue stream for many nonprofits. Many Internet-based mechanisms fall under the online giving umbrella (think Facebook, e-newsletters, etc.) but your nonprofit’s website is often the centerpiece for online donations. [...]

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Nonprofit Storytelling: 5 Tips for Collecting Compelling Stories

Nonprofit Storytelling: 5 Tips for Collecting Compelling Stories

If you want to raise money, tell stories. Stories work better than statistics. Period. This post from the Stanford Social Innovation Review outlines why storytelling inspires giving.

Typically, your best stories will come from one of four sources: [...]

 

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How to Raise More Money with Less Work (Part 1)

How to Raise More Money with Less Work (Part 1)

Did you know that 80% of funds donated to your organization come from 20% of your donors? This 80/20 rule, called the Pareto Principle, has its roots back in 1906 when an Italian economist, Vilfredo Pareto, found that 80% of property in Italy was owned by 20% of the country’s population. [...]

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Free Prospect Research - What You Can Find and Where to Look

Free Prospect Research - What You Can Find and Where to Look

A prospect researcher is on the staff “wish list” for many development shops. Wouldn’t it be great to have an expert researcher unearth details about an individual prospect’s background, interests, capacity and connections to other organizational stakeholders before you meet? […] 

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