4 Strategies to Take Donor Relationships to the Next Level

This week I’ve got a special guest post by Jay Love, Co-Founder and current Chief Relationship Officer at Bloomerang. As a nonprofit professional, you know the value of building donor relationships. Impactful relationships keep your supporters coming back year after year to continue contributing to and engaging with your organization’s…

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What to Do if Your Event Doesn’t Reach Your Goal This Year

Hybrid fundraising events are popping up everywhere this year as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. Last year, online events were new and had an excitement that seems missing this year. Last year, many organizations I provided coaching for exceeded their goal. This year, things are looking different. Many…

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How the Right Fundraising Software Supports Storytelling

This week I’ve got a special guest post by John Killoran, inventor, entrepreneur, and the Chairman of Clover Leaf Solutions, a national lab services company. Storytelling can level up your fundraising campaigns by appealing to your donors’ emotions and fostering their connection with your mission. When donors resonate with your…

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My Fundraising Best Friend

Today I’m sharing MY fundraising best friend with you. I know your time is valuable and your plate is full. You need a best friend to make your life easier and even make you look good. Most importantly, my friend will help you exceed your major gift fundraising goals. What…

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Planning a Fundraising Auction: Steps from Beginning to End

This week I’ve got a special step-by-step guest post to help you plan your fundraising auction — by Joshua Meyer, Director of Marketing at OneCause If you’re looking for an engaging fundraising activity, a charity auction is one of your best choices. Not only do auctions raise a ton of…

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Using Filler Words: When Did Um Change to I Think?

Like you, I listen to people talk all day long. While I enjoy talking and listening, some words are distracting. In meetings I’ve been known to count the number of times um was used. Lately, I’ve noticed we’re inserting different filler words. My question is when did um change to…

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How to Create Digital Communities on Social Media

This week I’m pleased to present a guest post on how to create digital communities on social media by Maria Clark, Executive Vice President, Partnerships and Chief Evangelist, GoodUnited With individuals more separated than ever before, and virtual and hybrid events sticking around for the foreseeable future, there are few…

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Self-Care Can’t Wait

  View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Glennon Doyle (@glennondoyle) It used to be a badge of honor to talk about how busy I was. Or so I thought. What I’ve realized after the past year that included abrupt and major changes in my life is:…

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5 Things to Do NOW to Increase Fall Fundraising Results

What if you knew going into the fall that you will exceed your annual fundraising goals? Impossible you say? Not really. Just like athletes focus for years refining their skills to be better, successful fundraisers are always working to be better. On August 3 the folks at Grant Station are…

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Don’t Expect Donors to Give at Your Next Fundraising Event

You spend OH so much time on the details of planning your golf outing, gala, fundraising breakfast or lunch, wine-tasting, or fund-a-need activity. And then, invitations are sent and you expect donors to give. Unfortunately, your guests don’t care much about the napkin colors, centerpieces, gift bags, or the font…

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