Today’s donor is smart and wants something when she gives. No, she doesn’t want a bookmark or a T-shirt. She wants something else. You see, times have changed. Years ago, people gave because they were more community minded and wanted to support a good cause. There also weren’t so many30
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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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How to Win More Donors and Cultivate Better Relationships By Dana Ostomel With a crowdfunding campaign, your number one goal is to raise money—that’s a no-brainer. But have you considered that crowdfunding can help you accomplish other goals as well? I’ve had organizations tell me, “Of course we want to fundraise (with30
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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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Everyone wants to be understood. Taking the time to understand your donor is a great investment of your resources and will pay off big later. Think about it: the more you know about what your donors want from you, the easier it is to give it to them. And donors who get what they30
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This week’s article is written by Clay Boggess from Big Fundraising Ideas You know the old trope: a family of four is in a station wagon on Route 66. “Are we there yet?” The parent inevitably answers, “No!” This exchange repeats itself over the course of hours. The children are agitated30
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There are really only two ways to raise money: Ask new people to give to your cause. Ask current donors to give again. Now, the asking can be done through an event, through a grant application, through an appeal, or something else, but it’s always about people. Seems simple enough, right? Except that it30
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Hi there. My name is Ima Donor. Sometimes I give to your nonprofit. I like your cause, but I’m really thinking about switching my donations to another nonprofit. Why? Honestly, I feel like my money doesn’t matter. I can’t give huge amounts of money (I’m sure you have people who30
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I hear it all the time – Where do I find new donors? Is there a list somewhere? Ha ha. Uh, no. There’s no magic pill you can take that will somehow attract rich people to your cause like moths to a flame. That would be cool if it were real.30
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When was the last time you were confused? Yeah, I know. For some of us, it’s a daily occurrence. And it’s not fun. I don’t know anyone who LIKES being bewildered. I want you to really get this: Imagine you’re listening to someone who is trying to explain something. You’re just not following it and30
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