Engage Your Supporters Now and All Year Long.

We’re smack in the middle of summer and the last thing you’re thinking about is how to engage your supporters to give more this fall. Right? I get it. It’s the unofficial downtime of the fundraising year. But, IF fully funding your mission requires more money and increased awareness now…

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Engage Your Supporters Now and All Year Long.

We’re smack in the middle of summer and the last thing you’re thinking about is how to engage your supporters to give more this fall. Right? I get it. It’s the unofficial downtime of the fundraising year. But, IF fully funding your mission requires more money and increased awareness now…

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Inspiration is the Key in Your 21st Century Case for Support

The simple question I ask most often when I’ve been brought in to help an organization raise more money is: How will you reframe your comment or question to come from possibility rather than scarcity?

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Pick Up the Phone & Call a Donor Today

You’ve heard the advice, “Do one thing every day that scares you.” What if today your one thing is to pick up the phone to call a donor – simply thanking them for their support? I can now hear the loud thunder of answers you are shouting as you read…

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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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Meet Change with Enthusiasm & Honesty

Whether you like it or not, we’re living in a world of constant change, and fundraising as we knew it has changed. Business as usual is simply is never going to be the same. How are these challenges and changes affecting your organization? Your staff? Your donors? The people you…

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Pivot Fundraising FAQs – Part II

In week two of uncharted territory you have many questions about your new role in pivot fundraising. First and foremost, keep your communication lines open with your board, staff, volunteers, donors and those who benefit from your important work.

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