10 Best Practices to Raise More with Your Year-end Appeal

After helping thousands of nonprofit organizations increase their year-end appeals from 5% to more than 60% I’ve learned what works. If you want to raise more with your year-end appeal this is not a “pick & choose” list.

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4 Tips for Fundraising after 2 Major Hurricanes

“What do I do?” This question came a few days ago from a client. We’ve been working for months on a new virtual fundraiser for her global nonprofit, planning to hold the event September 30 (less than 3 weeks away). And in the past few days… a major hurricane– on top of another major hurricane, brutal wildfires30

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Overcoming the Fear of Fundraising

Once upon a time there was a passionate CEO of a nonprofit organization. We’ll call her Susan. She wanted to make a bigger impact in the world by helping more men, women, and children. Susan’s gift was her ability to envision and design amazing programming that built confidence and helped even the most awkward, shy […]

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What Do Your Donors Say About YOU?

If you want to raise more money.

Listen.

My recommendation to anyone in the Executive or Development Director positions is to make time every day to call 3-5 long-time or first-time supporters and listen. Yes, it’s a lot of calls a week.

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Fundraising Lessons from the Inspired Fundraising Retreat

  The Inspired Fundraising Retreat was a mind-blowing, game-changing 3-day event designed to get people thinking about how to raise more money for their nonprofit’s important work.   With our focus on donors and donor relationships, we covered growing your donor base, messaging your work in a motivational way, building relationships in manageable steps, and30

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3 Fundraising Strategies Every Small Nonprofit Should Avoid

When you the Lone Ranger in your nonprofit trying to raise money and do a hundred other things, it’s tough.   You have too many things to do and some days, you just don’t know where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into the Trap of Trying.   You try this. Then30

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Here’s How to Get the Best Fall Fundraising Results Possible

As I mentioned a few months ago, doing your work alone IS harder. Really, it is. That’s why I’m inviting you to spend the next eight weeks with me. I know exactly what it is that will help you have the most successful fall fundraising season possible.

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A Bunch of Free Stuff to Help Your Nonprofit Fundraising

Who doesn’t like something for free? This week I’ve collected a few excellent free resources for you to use and reuse. I’ve included online trainings, articles, worksheets, templates, and best practices.

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8 Things You Should Do NOW to Raise More Money This Fall

Here we are in the heat of the summer, and I’m thinking about the cool temperatures of Fall.   Actually, I’m thinking about how to raise more money this Fall.   It’s closer than you think and will be here before you know it.   If you’re a Last-Minute Lucy or Larry, and usually wait30

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52 Lists Every Fundraiser Should Make

  List makers rejoice!   Here are 52 lists you can make to help you move your fundraising efforts forward in a big way.   These lists will help you get your ideas and information out of your head and in front of you where you can see them regularly. Hopefully, they’ll spark your creativity30

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