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 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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Quickly, do you know exactly where your organization is, at this point in the year, in meeting your annual fundraising goals?
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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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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In a recent episode of the Another Way podcast I discussed three fundraising mistakes nonprofit organizations should try to avoid.
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It’s time to get real. Do you feel like you know the exact next step to reach your fundraising goals?
You’re busy. I get it. You juggle more tasks than other departments or jobs at your organization. Much of what you do is invisible to others: update donor information, write grant proposals, do research on donors, schedule meetings, and, and, and. . .
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If you’ve ever planned a fundraising event, you understand the months of planning and coordination that go into it. From securing sponsors to mobilizing volunteers, the process of executing a successful event can be all-consuming. With all of that hard work, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your event. Follow these tips to host a successful fundraising event.
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At the 2018 AFP International Conference I have the honor of delivering a fun breakout session based on the business book Getting to “YES AND” The Art of Business Improv by Bob Kulhan.
My friend and colleague, Bill Dewan, Development Director at the Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity affiliate is the improv expert and my partner in crime for the session titled: YES. And…ASK. Using the Tools of Improv to Raise More Money.
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If you work at a non-profit organization you’ve likely experienced pain, frustration, and overwhelm. Sometimes on a daily basis.
I want you to know that I’m sorry for your pain.
Rather than tell you to “get over it,” I’m here to say I understand that your pain is real.
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One of the BEST ways to raise awareness and find new donors is to get out and speak to groups in your community. A successful talk can bring new supporters, volunteers, donations, and maybe even additional speaking opportunities. It’s also a great way to spread the word about your organization and reach30
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