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Good fundraisers borrow….

In the documentary series, Soundbreaking (now available on Acorn), one of the producers talks about the fact that there are just so many notes and so many beats in the world of music. Repetition and sometimes things that may sound like … Continue reading

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Getting Closer to Your Prospects and Donors

It’s that time of the year when we tend to reflect about what has and hasn’t occurred in the past 12 months.  A time to consider what you’ve done; what worked, what didn’t.  And what you haven’t done.  And what … Continue reading

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More Giving Online. So What?

“Online Giving Up Over Previous Years” the headline read.  As if that means anything.  Thirty years ago, when I started my fundraising career, headlines could have read “Credit Card Giving Up Over Previous Years” and it would have had the … Continue reading

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Joyous Giving

I spend a lot of time thinking about the difference between annual and major gifts.  You know—annual are those gifts you get year after year after year.  Except you don’t, of course.  Attrition rates, at least for small nonprofits, are … Continue reading

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The Three Ways to Raise Funds

In fundraising, we often talk about Annual Giving, Major Gifts, Grants…..but really, there are three types of fundraising: Arms length—the fundraising we do from a distance, assuming our mission is so important that donors, regardless of how we lump them … Continue reading

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