Pay Attention to Your Donors. People’s Lives Depend on It.

Gifts are coming in online and through the mail. Facebook friends are spontaneously raising money for your organization. I invite, no strongly recommend, you pay attention to your donors. People’s lives depend on it.

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The Best of Giving Tuesday 2018

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media. It’s celebrated on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving in the US and gives many a chance to focus on charitable giving for the holidays. Some nonprofits think Giving Tuesday is a waste of time. I say if they have no plan, they’re

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Small Change Makes Big Changes with RoundUp App

Rarely do I use this blog to highlight services from others. It takes something that excites me and I feel will make a difference for others. The opportunity to make change with my change was something I couldn’t resist sharing.

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17 tips to make better fundraising videos

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, then video must be worth millions.   Actually, Forrester Research says one minute of video is worth 1.8 million words.   Think about that.   Think about the impact it has on donors when they can see your nonprofit in action in video.   If you’re already using

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Stories Are Your Friend – Seven Rules of Storytelling

Stories are your friend. A great story versus a so-so or ho hum story can make the difference between keeping your donors and volunteers connected and losing them to the next good cause.

Here’s a quick reminder about using storytelling in your fundraising & communication.

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10 Fundraising Lessons from Harry Potter

There are life lessons to be learned nearly everywhere you look. And as people trying to raise more money to change the world, we need those lessons, especially the ones that inspire and uplift us!   The beloved books and movies of JK Rowling teach us many things about life, love, and loyalty, and are

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Successful Fundraising: Step 4 – Create Urgency

It’s time for a reminder about why we should create urgency in nonprofit fundraising. In my free ebook I outline Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign. Step 4 is especially important in your year-end appeals. Step 4: Goals, Timelines, and Urgency Your supporters have already begun receiving a tsunami of fundraising appeals by mail, email, […]

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I Don’t Believe in Donor Fatigue

I don’t really believe in donor fatigue. I believe donors stop giving because we’re not inspiring them. Since I want to inspire you as fall fundraising season ramps up, I recorded this short pep talk where I direct you to a few tools you can use to exceed every goal you dreamed of.

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A game of 20 questions for small nonprofits trying to grow

Fundraising people are full of questions.   Who, where, when, why, how much….. asking to seek knowledge and find ways to generate the revenue their nonprofit needs.   Questions are a good thing. They help you learn.   When you ask the right question, you can get information you need to make decisions.   But30

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A game of 20 questions for small nonprofits tying to grow

Fundraising people are full of questions. Who, where, when, why, how much….. asking to seek knowledge and find ways to generate the revenue their nonprofit needs. Questions are a good thing. They help you learn. When you ask the right question, you can get information you need to make decisions. But sometimes, Fundraisers ask the

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