Is Anyone Paying Attention to Your Messages?

Your nonprofit has a Facebook page, an Instagram account and maybe someone on your staff regularly writes blog posts with mission moment impact stories. You’re doing all the work to get noticed, right?

But are your messages breaking through the noise?

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3 Common Capital Campaign Mistakes

Capital campaigns are a wild roller coaster ride of vision-fueled excitement followed by long stretches of slow. slogging. work. The slow parts require incredible discipline to stay on course. I know because I’ve helped run 18 capital campaigns at schools, universities, and hospitals. Most were at organizations that felt they didn’t have “the right” donors.

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5 Easy Steps: A Guide to Hiring a Fundraising Consultant

Hiring a fundraising consultant, while incredibly important, can be tricky. With so many firms and so many service packages, how can you tell which is the right choice for your nonprofit? Well, don’t worry! We’ve broken the process down to 5 simple steps to help you figure it all out: Understand your organization Read up

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The danger of seeking 100% online giving

Online giving definitely is growing. And if you listen to the growth statistics, you may feel you can fully fund your organization using online giving tools. If that’s you, stop. Seriously. When something grows from 1% to 2% it’s 100% growth, but it’s still not the other 98%. According to a recent GivingUSA webinar, online

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3 Fundraising Strategies Every Small Nonprofit Should Avoid

When you the Lone Ranger in your nonprofit trying to raise money and do a hundred other things, it’s tough.   You have too many things to do and some days, you just don’t know where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into the Trap of Trying.   You try this. Then30

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Are you just putting out fires?

Here’s the text of an email I sent to subscribers of the free #FollowUpFriday email list. Versions of this process helped keep me sane as a fundraiser so I thought I’d share it here. Good morning! Yesterday I felt overwhelmed by the demands on my time. Projects needing completing. People needing to be followed up

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5 Myths that Make Asking for Money Hard

The name of the game in fundraising is asking for money.   Yet so many people avoid it like the plague.   That’s a real problem when it’s part of your job.   Maybe it’s one reason why lots of people struggle with raising money – they avoid the parts that are actually the most30

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Here’s How to Get the Best Fall Fundraising Results Possible

As I mentioned a few months ago, doing your work alone IS harder. Really, it is. That’s why I’m inviting you to spend the next eight weeks with me. I know exactly what it is that will help you have the most successful fall fundraising season possible.

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