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Direct Mail Success!

Direct Mail Brings Huge Success By Christa Huff

Don’t Believe the Rumors About Direct Mail! There have long been (unsubstantiated) rumors of the demise of direct mail. In fact, this workhorse of our direct response fundraising plan has been a steady, reliable source of funding. And after everything that happened in 2020, this approached turned into the fundraising hero of the year. As…

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence in Ministry By Dave Raley

Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Ministry Artificial intelligence isn’t new. It has fueled the imagination of ambitious inventors and entrepreneurs for centuries. It has fired the dreams of artists, authors, and film-making — some of whom have seen its positive potential, some of whom have painted vivid pictures of its dangers. Regardless of how it has…

Donor Segmentation

The Significance of Segmentation By Ryan Carpenter

  Careful Segmentation Increases Collaboration Donor segmentation, the process of categorizing donors into targeted groups, is a common foundational strategy in fundraising and development. But today, leading edge platforms such as GivingDNA™ are changing the way organizations not only think about segmentation but how they more purposefully interact with donors. Some will remember the catchy…

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5 Ways to Thrive as a Christian Leader By W. Scott Brown

It’s Time for Christian Leaders to Thrive! Thriving Christian leaders are desperately needed in today’s world. That’s why “Thrive” is the theme of The Outcomes Conference 2021, June 15 to 17 in Orlando. Here are the top 5 ways you will thrive as Christian leader by coming to the conference this summer. 1. Collaborative Community…

That could be bigger than gifts and buildings?

Bigger than Gifts and Buildings By Gary G. Hoag

What Could be Bigger than Gifts and Buildings? Did you know that the Holy Week teachings of Jesus, which are often described as “the Olivet Discourse,” were prompted by some disciples who were celebrating the magnificence of the temple buildings and their elaborate decor fueled by donations? Ironically, this took place immediately after Jesus downplayed…

Myths about Grants

Four Foundation Funding Myths By Debbie DiVirgilio

What Myths Have You Been Believing? Myths are sometimes hard to detect, especially when it come to foundations. Many nonprofits seek foundation funding to support the mission of their organization. However, many grant seekers frequently become discouraged and frustrated—often because they have bought into one of the common myths about foundation funding. Others never seek…

Outcomes Academy Spring 2021

Outcomes Academy Online: Spring Season 2021

Spring is Coming and So is The Outcomes Academy Online!   Can you you believe it is time for you to enroll in the Outcomes Academy Online Spring term?  It is! As Spring ushers in new life you can feel the rush of new beginnings. With the Outcomes Academy Online, you have an opportunity to…

Measuring Fundraising Success!

Measuring Fundraising Success By Dr. Zenet Maramara

A Different Way of Measuring Fundraising Success Traditional fundraising measures success in terms of meeting targets: amount of money raised, return on investment (ROI), increase in giving and donor data base. All these are good, but if success is measured by these targets only, then we are merely transactional and not transformational fundraisers. From Transaction…

The Role of the CFO in Capital Campaigns

How a CFO Can Propel a Capital Campaign By Brent Hafele

8 Actions a CFO Can Take to Propel a Capital Campaign The majority of nonprofit executives and Christian Leadership Alliance members will tell you that “building future financial sustainability” is one of their organization’s top strategic priorities. One of the best ways to do that is through better fundraising. The CFO Recently a nonprofit CFO…

Donor Impact

Donor Impact Reports By Christa Huff

Creating Effective Donor Impact Reports One of the main reasons donors fail to give again is because they didn’t receive impact reports. They didn’t know what their first gift accomplished. It might seem straightforward to you, but they want to see how their gift impacted the cause. There are a multitude of ways you can…

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