The Difference Between Fundraising and Nonprofit Relationships

Fundraising.  Resource Development.  It’s the same thing, right?  Or is it? Many people use these terms interchangeably, but I think there’s a significant difference, especially for folks working in a small shop.  When you’re overworked and maybe overwhelmed, it’s easy to get caught up in the frenzy of raising money.  You need the dollars, right? 30

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The Gold Key to Strong Nonprofit Donor Relationships

Let me share some fundraising truth with you. You need money to fund your program. You need donors to give you money. Nonprofit donors need to trust you to give you money. So, you need to build trust with donors. You know what I’m talking about here, right? Relationships. Most fundraisers know they need to30

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How to Raise More Money with Nonprofit Donor-Centered Fundraising

There are two ways to raise more money: get more/bigger gifts from the donors you’ve already got and go find new donors.   Both of those get incredibly easier when you’re nonprofit donor centered.   Being donor centered means you pay more attention to the nonprofit donor than you do to their money. In other30

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Why you really aren’t asking for nonprofit donations

Fundraising requires you to ask for nonprofit donations. There’s no way around it. We had a call today from a guy who literally said “I got my 501c3. When will the donations start coming in?”  I guess he thought it was a magic pill. (It’s not, just so you know.) You must ASK for what30

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Make This the Year of the Non-profit Donor in 3 Short Steps

July 1st is an important day.   For many, it’s a new fiscal year.  For others, it’s the halfway mark.   Either way, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate where you are.   Sometimes we all get so busy with the doing that we don’t do enough of the thinking.   One of30

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Make This the Year of the Non-profit Donor in 3 Short Steps

July 1st is an important day.   For many, it’s a new fiscal year.  For others, it’s the halfway mark.   Either way, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate where you are.   Sometimes we all get so busy with the doing that we don’t do enough of the thinking.   One of30

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Make This the Year of the Non-profit Donor in 3 Short Steps

July 1st is an important day.   For many, it’s a new fiscal year.  For others, it’s the halfway mark.   Either way, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate where you are.   Sometimes we all get so busy with the doing that we don’t do enough of the thinking.   One of30

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Make This the Year of the Non-profit Donor in 3 Short Steps

July 1st is an important day.   For many, it’s a new fiscal year.  For others, it’s the halfway mark.   Either way, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate where you are.   Sometimes we all get so busy with the doing that we don’t do enough of the thinking.   One of30

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15 Tips to Build Donor Relationships Through Stellar Stewardship

Spending time stewarding donors’ gifts is THE most important thing you can do in fundraising. Last week, I had the honor of hosting Joe Garecht for an invitation-only webinar for our customers and clients covering the finer points of donor stewardship.  Joe gave us a LOT of great insight and ideas, and I thought I’d30

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15 Tips to Build Donor Relationships Through Stellar Stewardship

Spending time stewarding donors’ gifts is THE most important thing you can do in fundraising. Last week, I had the honor of hosting Joe Garecht for an invitation-only webinar for our customers and clients covering the finer points of donor stewardship.  Joe gave us a LOT of great insight and ideas, and I thought I’d30

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