5 Old Fundraising Tactics Still Work Today (and 4 that don’t)

  Everything changes over time. Fundraising is no exception.   When I look back on my early days of fundraising (nearly 20 years ago), I see there are things we did then that we don’t do now. And vice versa.   When you’re new (or newish) to fundraising, it’s easy to choose something that you30

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12 Lessons for Fundraising According to Disney©

  Great stories not only entertain us but can provide some pretty good lessons.   Some of those lessons are great life lessons about finding answers inside yourself, being authentic, and fulfilling your life’s purpose.   Ever since I was little, I have loved Disney movies. As an adult, I giggle at the more advanced30

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5 Nonprofit Survival Plans for the New Tax Law

With the ink barely dry on the new federal tax law, nonprofits are concerned about how it’s going to impact them.   This is the first major reform of the tax code in over 30 years. It’s complicated, and the potential ramifications are unknown.   Experts and officials are out there speculating about the effect30

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The Best of Nonprofit Fundraising: Top 10 articles of 2017

  Every week, we work hard to bring you an info-rich article with practical, ready-to-use information for fundraising in the small nonprofit.   Here are the top 10 most popular nonprofit fundraising articles from 2017.     1. How do I ask strangers for money? If you like cold-calling, go right ahead. If not, get some ideas30

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Want to Raise Bigger Gifts for Your Non-Profit? Tell a Bigger Story!

This week’s article was written by Joe Garecht   How big is your non-profit’s vision?  What kind of a story are you telling your donors to make them want to give transformational gifts to your organization?  If you’re like most non-profits, one of the major reasons you aren’t raising more major gifts is because the30

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Fundraising Truth #6: Your search for funding may have you barking up the wrong tree

&nbsp: It’s the middle of December. &nbsp: Tons of nonprofits are out there asking for money. I bet you’ve noticed. &nbsp: Are you getting your share? &nbsp: Do you know where to search for funding for your nonprofit? &nbsp: And not just little bits, but amounts that put you over goal like my clients Lisa,30

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Perfect Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising in 5 Simple Steps

This weeks article is by Abby Jarvis from Qgiv, an online fundraising service provider.     There’s no doubt about it: peer-to-peer fundraising is here to stay.   Nonprofits of all sizes and causes have been able to soar to new fundraising heights thanks to the magic of peer-to-peer (or P2P) fundraising campaigns. In addition30

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Fundraising Truth #4: Take care of your geese to keep the golden eggs coming

Do your donors and prospects respond when you write to them? Or do you hear crickets?   Here’s the problem: Time.   Or rather, lack of time.   Being crunched for time is the enemy of fundraising.   We all are so busy that we don’t have the luxury of time to think. Time to30

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Fundraising Truth #2: You have only 1 nonprofit to compete with

As humans, it’s our nature to watch those around us.   In fact, that’s where we get our cues for behavior and learn where we fit in the world.   Sometimes we feel intimidated by those we’re watching.   We might get jealous of their success or of what they have and we want it,30

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Here’s how you get your overhead funded

  Overhead.   Ugh.   It’s the hardest thing to raise money for, right?   No one wants to pay for salaries. Or to keep the lights on in your building.   Or for the dozen or so other items that must be paid for to keep your nonprofit running.   You’ve probably looked for30

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