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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Engagement Fundraising – How to Raise More Money for Less in the 21st Century

It’s not often I take an entire blog post to talk about someone else’s “stuff.” When I read this new book by Greg Warner from MarketSmart, I decided it’s juicy enough to devote more than a single line or two mention.

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8 keys to successful event sponsorships

One of the best ways to raise big money with an event is through event sponsorships. Love it or hate it, this one piece determines whether the rest of your efforts succeed or fail in making your event a success. Do you love asking for sponsorships? Or do you dread it? Have you ever considered

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How to Have the Most Successful Fall Fundraising Season Possible

It’s summer and I know some of you are relaxing and enjoying this very precious downtime. Good for you! However, I also know a bunch of you are at the office working your butts off and wondering how you’re going to get the fall fundraising results you want. Good for you, too!

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What Makes You Uncomfortable Makes Your Donors Uncomfortable

What should I say to get Ms. Kent to make a bigger contribution?

How do I ask for more money?

What will move the Gibson’s up the donor pyramid?

Yikes. These questions make me uncomfortable.

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Finding Your Money Story for Your Nonprofit

Quickly, do you know exactly where your organization is, at this point in the year, in meeting your annual fundraising goals?

Does everyone?

Do you talk about your “growth” budget with your board and your donors? Are you regularly sharing your vision for making a bigger impact and what that will take financially?

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What are You Doing with Your Portion of $410 Billion?

Last week Giving USA released their annual giving report with excellent news: Charitable Giving in the U.S. was more than $400 billion in 2017 for the first time, ever. That’s a 5% increase over 2016.

Why? Economy is strong and the stock market is performing well — for now.

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