Category Archives: fundraising

Getting It Right

Successful fundraising is a matter of getting a lot of things right.  Having the right person asking the right prospect for the right project at the right amount at the right time. This is true regardless of what kind of … Continue reading

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Hiring the Right Fundraising Staff

Because so many of my clients are looking to hire fundraising staff, I’ve spent quite a bit of time reviewing job descriptions.  And it is no wonder that bad hires happen. Fundraising is not monolithic, and it doesn’t proceed neatly … Continue reading

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It’s In the Stars

One of my guilty pleasures is reading the newspaper horoscope column, checking out what is in store for me, my husband and my (adult) children.  Today, my daughter’s said, ‘without a destination, you’ll do a lot of moving but feel … Continue reading

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The Need, The Case–The Why You Are Supported

It’s called the need or problem statement when you are writing a grant.  For individual donors, it’s the case you make—showing why they would want to support your organization, cause, program or project. Whatever you call it, it starts by … Continue reading

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Endowing the Annual Gift

Planned Giving is often considered highly technical. People who make planned gift often do (or did) so for the tax benefits. And sometimes that nears creating sophisticated vehicles and creating programs or plans that will meet their donor’s needs. But … Continue reading

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