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Tips for Seeking Gifts (from Donors at All Levels) | Growing Your ...

Tips for Seeking Gifts (from Donors at All Levels) | Growing Your ... | nonprofits | Scoop.it
A recent Chronicle of Philanthropy article had some suggestions for seeking gifts from wealthy donors (made by philanthropy advisers). While these tips were specific to wealthy donors, I believe they can work for donors of ...
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Organizing the Board to Support the Revenue Strategy | Blue Avocado

Organizing the Board to Support the Revenue Strategy | Blue Avocado | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Blue Avocado is a nonprofit online magazine for community nonprofits. Blue Avocado speaks for and from the people in community-based nonprofits. Nurturing the community organizations movement is Blue Avocado's purpose.
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Commitment | Too Busy To Fundraise

Commitment | Too Busy To Fundraise | nonprofits | Scoop.it
While we had me as the only fundraising professional on campus—and I wore many, many hats—USC had, has, hundreds and those hundreds have a lot of support. Beyond that, most ...
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Tips for fundraising writers - Future Fundraising Now

Tips for fundraising writers - Future Fundraising Now | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Here's a great set of principles from the Googledigook blog: 17 things I have learnt about charity email copy.
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[the rich are different] | Claire Wagner

[the rich are different] | Claire Wagner | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Based on some very savvy advice from a wealthy supporter of a local nonprofit, I've dramatically changed my ideas about how to write fundraising appeals for major gifts ($10,000 and over).
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9 Ways Board Members Can Raise Money Without Fundraising

9 Ways Board Members Can Raise Money Without Fundraising | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Many board members complain that they can't raise money because they hate to ask. But there are many things a board member can do to bring money in the door. Here are 9 to get you thinking.
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Jane Addams Hull House Closes Doors After More Than 120 Years

Jane Addams Hull House Closes Doors After More Than 120 Years | nonprofits | Scoop.it

A sad tale of how failure to diversify funding sources caused the demise of a proud agency just when its services are needed most.

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Develop Your Fund-Raising Plan with Consensus | Fundraising Non-Profit Fund-raising Resource - Tony Poderis

Develop Your Fund-Raising Plan with Consensus | Fundraising Non-Profit Fund-raising Resource - Tony Poderis | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Introduction Are you working on a fund-raising plan—or planning to?
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>> A Sample Fundraising Letter You Can Copy | phone conference call

If you've been asked to write a letter to help with fundraising for a group or charity that you're involved with, you may be staring at a blank piece of paper (New post: A Sample Fundraising Letter You Can Copy
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How Nonprofits Make Data Fun and Informative - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

How Nonprofits Make Data Fun and Informative - Opinion - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Non-profits use infographics to spruce up appeals. Good for annual reports too?
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Need donors? Try this. | Pamela Grow

Need donors? Try this. | Pamela Grow | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Read how one simple weekly habit brings in loyal donors. (Want major donors?
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Engaging older donors by providing options

Engaging older donors by providing options | nonprofits | Scoop.it

Stewardship: the need to engage our donors on their terms.

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Look what YOU did! 5 Ways to Thank Your Donors | Tri Point Fundraising

Look what YOU did! 5 Ways to Thank Your Donors | Tri Point Fundraising | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Look what YOU did!, is a great example of an effective, electronic thank you campaign. Read this post for tried and true ways to thank your donors and raise more money.
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ABCs of Fundraising: Fund Raising – It’s Easy!

 Are you a fundraiser? Do you help with fund raising events? Are your children members of any clubs or organizations? Are you? Almost everyone is a fundraiser in some fashion. And most everyone will tell you they hate to have to raise money.

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Want To Get Inside Your Donors’ Brains? Try Storytelling…

Want To Get Inside Your Donors’ Brains? Try Storytelling… | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Everyone in the sector’s talking about storytelling (again).

 

Of course storytelling is nothing new, only the logistics change; from cavemen drawing on walls to Kindles. The New York ...
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Seven tips for fundraising success

Seven tips for fundraising success | nonprofits | Scoop.it
  Raising funds for charitable organizations can be difficult; certainly time-consuming. It’s a patient process, requiring considerable research, planning, and organization.
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How to thank your donors right - Future Fundraising Now

How to thank your donors right - Future Fundraising Now | nonprofits | Scoop.it
While "manners" are often used as an excuse to be rude (as in You inferior person -- you're holding your knife wrong), normal, commonsense manners can really help you do a good job of thanking your donors.
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8 Steps to a Successful Major Gifts Program | Growing Your Donors

8 Steps to a Successful Major Gifts Program | Growing Your Donors | nonprofits | Scoop.it
While setting up a major giving program is a long-term process, there are some things you can do to shorten the time required. Here are 8 steps you can take now.
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ABCs of Fundraising: Don't Cross the Line from Persistent to Pesky

There is a fine line between persistent - which is good - and pesky.  Try not to cross it.

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Fired-Up Fundraising: 3 Key Major Gifts Strategies for 2012 | Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates

Fired-Up Fundraising: 3 Key Major Gifts Strategies for 2012 | Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates | nonprofits | Scoop.it
We all want more of those major gifts. And we know that major gifts can make or break our organization's financial future.
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Fundraising: why your “annual” appeal shouldn't be once a year ...

Fundraising: why your “annual” appeal shouldn't be once a year ... | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Now that you've mailed out your annual year end appeal, I'm hoping you are getting ready to mail many of your donors again in a few weeks. Too soon, you say. Mustn't bother our donors but once a year, you protest.
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Supporting Volunteer Fundraisers | Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training

Supporting Volunteer Fundraisers | Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training | nonprofits | Scoop.it

Recruitment and training are two key ingredients.

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Fundraising Myth #3: It's a competition | Getting To Giving

Fundraising Myth #3: It's a competition | Getting To Giving | nonprofits | Scoop.it
One of my least favorite images of fundraisers is that of the Lone Ranger, swooping in on his horse to heroically seize the day. But, hey, what about Tonto? Fundraising is not just the person who makes the ask, whoever that may be.
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Do You Survey Your Donors? | The Good Steward

Do You Survey Your Donors? | The Good Steward | nonprofits | Scoop.it
While looking through Lynne Wester's website last year, I came across a sample donor survey that she used and this inspired me to integrate these surveys into my stewardship efforts. As a result, I included a survey and return ...
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ABCs of Fundraising: Fund Raising – Don’t Put Off Until Tomorrow . . .

Plan ahead to meet those unexpected fund raising shortfalls.

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