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Questions You Should Ask When You’re Face to Face Pt. 3 (The Meat and Potatoes)

Remember, allowing your donor to share as much about their personal story with the answers to these questions is an opportunity. Let them do it without interruptions. Continue reading

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My Apologies. It’s Been a While.

Over the last few months, I had been writing a series of posts about ethics and professional fundraising.  I am near the end of the series, and before I could finish, life came at me with full force.  It has … Continue reading

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Do Guilt and Whining Work in Fundraising?

It’s the end of the year and countless nonprofits around the country have sent out end of the year appeals by mail, email and television advertising.  In the last couple weeks, I have received a number of mailings, requests in … Continue reading

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Five Vital Qualities you want for your Board

Call them Boards of Directors or Boards of Trustees.  Whatever you call them, they are the backbone of your nonprofit organization.  They make it run the way it should.  They keep it on track by providing oversight of its programs … Continue reading

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How Bad HR Performance Creates Bad Fundraising Opportunities

Has this ever happened to you?  You come across a position advertised on CNRG, Craigslist, Idealist, Mac’s List or any other nonprofit jobs board that interests you.  You spend time on the organization’s website investigating its programs and mission, learning … Continue reading

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Reverse Sponsorships: The Cost of Entrepreneurship

I have noticed a trend recently.  I have learned about some very creative businesses that are partnering with nonprofit groups to increase participation in their events in various cities across the country.  I am not so sure it is entirely … Continue reading

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