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Who can give?

A friend who works at a nonprofit—not in development—emailed me in distress. Her Development Director asked her to look at a list of volunteers to the organization and tell her what she knew about these folks—specifically, their financial ability to … Continue reading

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Know Thy Donors

There are approximately 1.4 million nonprofits in the US, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, and fewer than 50,000 or so use any type of professional fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM) software. I don’t remember where I … Continue reading

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Your Inner Circle

In the larger conversation about fundraising, the most important element is often overlooked. No, it’s not how do I make an ask, it’s who are we bringing to the table. Board members, understandably, don’t want to focus on their friends. … Continue reading

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Keeping It Small

Fundraising, we all know, is all about relationships. And relationships really get cemented when you have quality, one-on-one time to get to know each other and understand the other’s hopes and dreams. This is especially important when we are talking … Continue reading

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On Being An Ambassador

Being an ambassador is a critical role for board members of nonprofits. But, what, exactly, does that mean? Simply telling others about the good work the organization does is nice, but is it effective? Does it make any difference? It … Continue reading

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