I Don’t Have Time for Fundraising – For Small Nonprofits

If you have a small staff or are the founder of your startup nonprofit organization you’ve likely said the words, “I don’t have time for fundraising.” I get it. It’s not that you don’t want to invite people to support the organization you are passionate about.

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12 Lessons for Fundraising According to Disney©

  Great stories not only entertain us but can provide some pretty good lessons.   Some of those lessons are great life lessons about finding answers inside yourself, being authentic, and fulfilling your life’s purpose.   Ever since I was little, I have loved Disney movies. As an adult, I giggle at the more advanced30

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YOU Fill My Bucket. Thank you!

Today, also known as Valentine’s Day, is the day we tell others how much we love and appreciate them. I have the honor and pleasure of meeting you, talking to you, and seeing your hard work throughout the year. The interactions I have with you fill my bucket!

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Ask for this, not that

What you say when you ask for money largely determines whether or not you’ll get a donation.   Bore people or make your request confusing, and the answer likely will be ‘no,’ though you won’t ever hear that from a donor.  They simply won’t respond.   Of course, you already know what happens when you30

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How to Use Inspiring & Inviting Language in Your Nonprofit Communication

Time and time again I’ve watched organizations struggle with engaging their supporters. The trouble often stems from using boring, ineffective communication. Word choice matters!

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Nail the Nonprofit Non-Ask with these 9 ideas

If you’re going to be successful in fundraising, you must learn to nail the nonprofit non-ask.   What’s a non-ask?   It’s an interaction with your donor that doesn’t ask for anything.   In the language of Get Fully Funded, we call it a warm touch.   Its sole purpose is to make the donor30

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Mission Moment Monday: You Helped Brittany Fall in Love with Algebra

There IS an art and a science to excellent storytelling. In these Mission Moment Monday posts my goal is to create some “ah ha” moments for you so you see HOW to communicate even more powerfully. I want to ensure you truly understand HOW to craft and share a powerful, action-causing, mission moment.

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Changing the World: One Word at A Time

Do you find it’s sometimes hard to focus. The firehose of deadlines, event planning, meeting follow-up – so much to do and it feels like you’re always running short on time, money, and help. It’s easy to fall into negativity and complain. But it’s not productive.

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5 Nonprofit Survival Plans for the New Tax Law

With the ink barely dry on the new federal tax law, nonprofits are concerned about how it’s going to impact them.   This is the first major reform of the tax code in over 30 years. It’s complicated, and the potential ramifications are unknown.   Experts and officials are out there speculating about the effect30

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