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For fundraising success, focus | Generous Matters

For fundraising success, focus | Generous Matters | nonprofits | Scoop.it
It's old hat wisdom in development circles that variety is the spice that gives life to fundraising. Annual giving programs, corporate and foundation support, special events, capital campaigns, planned giving, etc.
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Five Fundraising Lessons from the Muppet Movie - Fundraising Detective

Five Fundraising Lessons from the Muppet Movie - Fundraising Detective | nonprofits | Scoop.it
I recently went to see the new Muppets Movie and absolutely loved it.
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Dear Gracie: 6 Secrets to Successful Nonprofit PR

Dear Gracie: 6 Secrets to Successful Nonprofit PR | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Each week, Dear Gracie answers questions from ProfNet Connect readers with advice from our network of nearly 50,000 ProfNet experts. Has there been a question burning in your mind lately, something...
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Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 31-60 | Tri Point Fundraising

Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 31-60 | Tri Point Fundraising | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Certified fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein walks you through how to create a 60 day fundraising plan. Part III covers the final steps in days 31-60: creating a stewardship plan, grant writing, and fundraising event planning.
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Cashing in on charities - Chicago Tribune

Cashing in on charities - Chicago Tribune | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneCashing in on charitiesChicago TribuneNo one more deserves sympathy in these troubled times than the nonprofit charities struggling to survive.
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How Nonprofits And Fundraisers Can Maximize Social Media ...

Connect To Charity® is helping nonprofits and fundraisers raise more money online though social media tracking for nonprofits and fundraisers. Fundraisers can now track click backs and social activity for their online ...
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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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Improving your fundraising hit-rate

Improving your fundraising hit-rate | nonprofits | Scoop.it

It's worth checking the success rate of funding applications, says Caroline Fiennes from Giving Evidence...  This is good advice on both sides of the "pond."  

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Fired-Up Fundraising: Two Ridiculously Simple Strategies To Develop Your Prospect’s Interest in Your Cause | Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates

Fired-Up Fundraising: Two Ridiculously Simple Strategies To Develop Your Prospect’s Interest in Your Cause | Fired-Up Fundraising | Gail Perry Associates | nonprofits | Scoop.it
How do you get in front of people and develop their interest in your cause? How do you create a relationship where there once was none?
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What Donors Want—but Often Don't Get - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

What Donors Want—but Often Don't Get - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Important point RT @BronfmanFound: @Philanthropy: Donors hold back funds b/c lack information on how money will be used http://t.co/l7oAG07n...
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Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 16-30 | Tri Point Fundraising

Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 16-30 | Tri Point Fundraising | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Certified fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein walks you through how to create a 60 day fundraising plan. Part II covers the next steps in days 16-30: improving your fundraising infrastructure and meeting with your donors.
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Community Foundation Produces Unique New Fundraising Tool For Local Nonprofits - MarketWatch (press release)

Community Foundation Produces Unique New Fundraising Tool For Local Nonprofits - MarketWatch (press release) | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Community Foundation Produces Unique New Fundraising Tool For Local NonprofitsMarketWatch (press release)"Planned giving is a misunderstood part of fundraising.
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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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