Fundraising Truth #1: Stop wasting game-changing fundraising opportunities

  Fundraising has a rhythm:   People give. You thank them.   Then you move on to the next thing. Isn’t that how it’s done?   If so, it’s wrong.   Thanking isn’t the END of the process. It’s the BEGINNING.   Thanking someone is how you kick off the stewardship part of fundraising and30

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Calculate this ONE number to make fundraising easier

Knowing what to say to inspire someone to give isn’t easy.   Here’s something that will work every time, even if you aren’t the most articulate person in the world.   With this one number you can take the pressure off of asking for money, because the ask is no longer about you.   What is it?30

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Here’s how you get your overhead funded

  Overhead.   Ugh.   It’s the hardest thing to raise money for, right?   No one wants to pay for salaries. Or to keep the lights on in your building.   Or for the dozen or so other items that must be paid for to keep your nonprofit running.   You’ve probably looked for30

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Top 10 scary things about fundraising in a small nonprofit

  Working in a small nonprofit can be tough.   You wear a lot of hats and it’s easy to feel like the Lone Ranger.   There are so many things to do, that some of them are outside your comfort zone. Like, so far outside your comfort zone you feel like you’re facing the30

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4 ways to involve your Board in fundraising during the holidays

  I hear it all the time: How do I get my Nonprofit Board to help with fundraising?   Sometimes it sounds more like this:   “ How do I get my Board to make their own donation? I need 100% Board giving for a grant.”                   “What does it take to get my30

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Answer these 6 questions to guarantee the success of your fundraising plan

  It’s October and it’s a great time to plan your fundraising efforts for next year.   Planning doesn’t have to be hard or take a lot of time, but it does require some serious thought.   When you take the time to sketch out the details for the coming year, you’ll set yourself up30

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Why You Need More Than One Source of Revenue For Your Nonprofit

  Want to fully fund your nonprofit?   Here’s the key: create diversified revenue streams.   In other words, get money from more than once source.   Having diversified revenue streams creates stability and keeps you from being overly dependent on one source of funding, which is dangerous.     The problem with sole-source funding30

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5 Crowdfunding Concepts Your Nonprofit Needs To Know

This weeks article is by Steve Page from MobileCause     These days, crowdfunding is one of the most popular methods that individuals, nonprofits, universities, and other organizations use to quickly meet their fundraising goals.   With crowdfunding, a person or organization can set up a donation page that anyone with an internet connection may30

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6 numbers you MUST know to fully fund your budget

  Do you ever feel like you’re working and working, and still not raising the money you need?   You’re putting in a lot of hours, trying a lot of things, and you just can’t hit your goals.   Yeah, I think we’ve all been there.   You know why that happens?   It’s the30

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Stop looking for rich people to donate big bucks

  I hear this all the time.   “Where do we find rich people to give to us?”   Ugh.   No.   No. No. No.   If you’re looking for rich people, that tells me you care more about the money than the donor, and my friend, that is BACKWARD!   First, you’re assuming30

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