Get Your Fundraising Black Belt

Mark, my spouse, has a third-degree black belt in karate. Recently he explained that when he prepares to test for the next belt it feels like you’re being asked you to do the impossible. But, by the time you get to test day you’re confident and ready.  What you’ve practiced and learned makes the once impossible tasks easily achievable.

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One Day = Unimaginable Fundraising Results

I believe one day can create unimaginable fundraising results. Hundreds have attended the Imagine What’s Possible full day workshop. Some have gone on to raise more than 75% MORE in their annual fundraising. ALL reported they learned more than they thought they would and left with a mini-plan that kept them on track to reach or exceed all their annual fundraising goals.

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How to Renew Lapsed Donors

Even though you do everything you can to keep your donors happy, you’re still going to have lapsed donors. It’s crappy, because: You are donor focused. You thank and appreciate your donors. You share success stories that touch their hearts. You send out annual reports to let them know that you’re using their money

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Top fundraising tips 2019

As the year winds down, I thought we’d take a look back at some of the top fundraising tips 2019.Catch them now if you missed them earlier this year or re-read them now to see if there’s more you can glean.Each one is PACKED with golden nuggets to help you raise more money.SO, without further

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7 Fundraising Ideas to Cover Startup Costs or Special Projects for Your Small Nonprofit

Anytime you’re faced with a financial challenge, you do what everyone else does: start looking for some good fundraising ideas. Whether you need money to start a nonprofit, fund a program, or cover the cost of a special project, raising money can be daunting if you don’t know what you’re doing. But it doesn’t

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One Story = Big Money — No Kidding!

Will one story to help you raise big money? Absolutely. In today’s fast-paced world, what you say to get attention matters, a lot. I believe our job is to be translators rather than money raisers. We translate our mission into bit-size messages to cut through the daily noise. What are the right words to say […]

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65 Fundraising Days Left in 2019 – One Story To Tell

You have just 65 fundraising days left in 2019. If you want to raise more money, one story you MUST tell before year-end is what it takes to help one person. The story to stay away from is how much help you need to reach your goal. Instead, talk to your donors, volunteers and entire community […]

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5 Important Questions for a Memorable Asking Experience

Fundraising fulfills the aspirations of our supporters. Asking for the gift, then, must create a memorable asking experience. Before you ask for a contribution by mail, text, email, or in person ask these 5 important questions: 1. How are we causing people to feel with this invitation? 2. Will this feel like an special invitation […]

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