Category Archives: cultivation

Fund Raising–What’s It All About?

What part of fundraising does not make sense?  It is the things you do to raise funds for your fabulous organization so it can do the important things it does.  It should be something you are proud to do; something … Continue reading

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Steps to Success

As someone who does a lot of training, I appreciate the importance of making sure that my audience is hearing what I think I am saying.  One way to ensure that is to regularly define my terms.  Fundraising, like all … Continue reading

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Let’s NOT Have Lunch

I had just mentioned qualifying meetings as an important step as you are researching potential major donors. A woman in the audience raised her hand and talked about how impossible it was to get prospects and donors to say yes to … Continue reading

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Getting Prospects Ready

Cultivation.  The steps we take to move a prospect toward being a donor (always remembering that the best prospect is an existing donor!). When I ask new clients or participants in my workshops how they currently cultivate their donors, I … Continue reading

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Are You Cultivating or Just Touching?

Cultivation.  The steps you take to move a prospect closer to becoming a donor.  All the things you do to build a relationship; the way you make your donors feel that they are a part of your organization and that … Continue reading

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