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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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Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 1-15 | Tri Point Fundraising

Creating a 60 Day Fundraising Plan: Days 1-15 | Tri Point Fundraising | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Certified fundraising expert Amy Eisenstein walks you through how to create a 60 day fundraising plan. Part I covers the critical first steps in days 1-15: identifying and cultivating your best donors.
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The Six Boring Indispensables of Major Gifts – #1 Having The Right Job Description

The Six Boring Indispensables of Major Gifts – #1 Having The Right Job Description | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Stop right now and do something for me, please.  Pull out a copy of your current job description.  Once in hand, please answer the following questions:

Is your title donor centered or organiz...
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ABCs of Fundraising: Waste Not those Mail Solicitations

Mail remains an effective fundraising tool, just use it as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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For Major Gifts - Listen, Don't Ask | Pamela Grow

For Major Gifts - Listen, Don't Ask | Pamela Grow | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Organizations looking for major gifts need to do one very simple basic. (RT @PamelaGrow: For major donors, listen, don't ask!
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Whose Gifts Are Major, Really?

Whose Gifts Are Major, Really? | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Well beyond this holiday season, let's make it our resolution to acknowledge that all donors matter, big and small; 1% plus the 99% equals 100%. Indeed, there's no small change when we're changing the world, together.
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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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Should you call to thank a $20 donor? | Pamela Grow's Grantwriting Blog

Should you call to thank a $20 donor? | Pamela Grow's Grantwriting Blog | nonprofits | Scoop.it
PamelaGrow.com - Marketing and fundraising for the one-person nonprofit development shop (I had my Board Chair call to personally thank a $20 donor. Am I crazy?
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Technology Makes Giving Online a Breeze for Donors « Online ...

Technology Makes Giving Online a Breeze for Donors « Online ... | nonprofits | Scoop.it

Technology Makes Giving Online a Breeze for Donors. If there is a saying that applies to fundraising, I'd have to say that it would be “strike while the iron's hot.

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Fundraising without asking is hardly fundraising at all - Future Fundraising Now

Fundraising without asking is hardly fundraising at all - Future Fundraising Now | nonprofits | Scoop.it
When people are asked why they don't give to charity, one of the most common answers is, I wasn't asked to give. Asking is our job.
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5 Fund-Raising Questions for 2012 - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

5 Fund-Raising Questions for 2012 - News - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas | nonprofits | Scoop.it
Questions to consider for 2012 fundraising http://t.co/FKw4BxEM #nonprofit #fundraising...
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A Simple Plan For Satisfying Charitable Giving - Forbes

A Simple Plan For Satisfying Charitable Giving - Forbes | nonprofits | Scoop.it

This process sounds trivially simple. But its simplicity gives the plan its power.  Nonprofits can benefit from understanding the donor's point of view.

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How readable is your grant proposal?

How readable is your grant proposal? | nonprofits | Scoop.it

Put your next request to the readability test, and help your readers understand a whole lot more.


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