6 steps for finding corporate sponsors for your next fundraising event

The best way to add money to the bottom line of your fundraising event is through corporate sponsors.   It’s simple really: The more sponsors you have, the more money you’ll net.   You’ll also gain credibility as you promote your event because of the businesses already supporting it as sponsors.   Having sponsors means

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The 4 stages of donor relationships and how to WOW them at each stage

“It’s like you don’t understand me at all.”   I bet you’ve said that at some point in your life. Or heard it.   It’s frustrating when you feel misunderstood.   We tend to leave or end relationships when the other person doesn’t get us.   Heck, I left a marriage years ago because my

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Fake flower auction centerpieces that may be more creative than the real thing

If your budget is short on money for fresh flowers for auction centerpieces, here is a colorful, creative alternative. These roses were made from paper.
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Part I: Donor Stewardship. What Happened After Making A Contribution

Donor stewardship is what happens in the relationship-building activity and the communication process after a gift has been received.

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How to Write a Killer Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to get a grant

Not all funders use the same grantmaking process. Trying to figure out what they want from you, in order to apply for a grant, can be daunting.   Some have applications they want you to complete. Others want you to submit proposals. Then, there are those that require a Letter of Inquiry – or

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Nine Steps to A Successful Fundraising Campaign – New Updates for 2019!

My eBook Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign is the most downloaded resource offered on Ignited Fundraising. I’m so honored that thousands of people have sought out my words of encouragement and advice to help them do their important work. That’s why I took the time to update this popular eBook with even more content and all-new stories, plus a fresh design. I’m so thrilled with the new updates and I’m sure you will be too!

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