Tag Archives: Donor Cultivation

Questions You Should Ask When You’re Face to Face Pt. 2 (Getting a bit More Personal)

These questions are meant to help you identify issues that will help determine the donor’s capacity to give, and they can also prevent a potential faux pas in your relationship with your supporter in the future. Continue reading

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Use Your Network to Build Your Donor Base

In 2002, I was in the middle of my six year service as a Board member for a social service agency in Northwest Portland.  I was also job seeking at the time after the company I worked for eliminated the department … Continue reading

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If You Want Business Support For Your Organization, Meet People in Business

I have talked to a lot of organizations over the past few years.  I have had informational interviews, job interviews, and some general conversations about organizational fundraising.  Topics of conversation generally centered around things like grant writing, major gifts, and … Continue reading

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What I Learned about Appreciation from a Reader

Over a year ago, I started writing this blog to share my knowledge and opinions with the readers of CNRG.  It started slowly and locally, but then, after I started reposting it on social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, and … Continue reading

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Missing What is Right in Front of You

Have you ever played solitaire?  It’s a great way to procrastinate.  Sometimes, when there is something I know I need to do, like clean my house, do my dishes, or even write my blog, I will pull the game up … Continue reading

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Addicted to Grants

A few years ago, I interviewed with an organization that was opening a new community center in a part of town that had a very disparate population.  That section of Portland has a diverse mix of well to do professionals … Continue reading

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