Posts Tagged ‘Fundraising’

Farewell to Fickle Fundraising By Ron Haas

How to Avoid Fickle Fundraising The Cambridge English Dictionary defines fickle as “likely to change your opinion or your feelings suddenly and without a good reason.” I wanted to visit you first to that you might benefit twice. I wanted to visit you on my way to Macedonia and to come to you from Macedonia,…

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The Effective Fundraising Newsletter By Douglas K. Shaw

Your Fundraising Newsletter is Essential to Success Newsletters are essential to fundraising strategy. They offer an opportunity to close the loop with fundraising appeals by reporting back to donors on what their generosity has accomplished. But it can be easy to lose sight of the immense fundraising impact newsletters have when you start to see…

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Get Ready For Your Next Donor Meeting By Justin Streiff

5 things to know ahead of your next donor meeting! Going into a donor meeting unprepared is the surest way to secure a bad outcome. Here are some essential tips for preparing a donor meeting. Successful major gifts fundraising inevitably requires developing comfort with—or, really, a passion for—in-person meetings with your organization’s active and prospective…

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Are You Losing or Gaining Donors?  By Liz Hall

Stay on Top of Losing and Gaining Donors Are you gaining enough donors to offset the ones you’re losing? Every nonprofit organization, regardless of how large or small they are, needs to know the answer to this question. While revenue metrics are important, keeping an eye on the number of donors you have has become…

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Learn To Keep It Simple By Mark Neigh

Get Over the Complicated and Keep it Simple When you keep it simple things get easier, right? There’s an old rule of thumb that says 95% of the people only use 5% of the functions. This is never more true — as Donald Norman pointed out in his excellent book The Design of Everyday Things…

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Responsive Mindsets for Growing Generosity By Noah Barnett

8 Responsive Mindsets for Growing Generosity The world you fund-raise in has changed and so should your responsive mindsets. Your supporters are hyper-connected and receive personalized, data-informed experiences from every brand they interact with. They expect the same kind of personal connections to the causes they care about.  What hasn’t changed? Generosity.  The desire to…

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Macular Degeneration in Fundraising By Ron Frey

What does Macular Degeneration have to do with Fundraising? My grandmother eventually lost her sight to macular degeneration. In preparation, we took steps to help her adjust to the reality that she would eventually go blind. We helped her map out her apartment and burned into her memory the number of steps from her bed…

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Cross Border Giving Around the World By Dr. Gary Hoag

Constructive Cross Border Giving Around the World As we draw closer to Christ and grow in generosity, our heart of compassion enlarges for addressing big needs around the world. People cry for help, and we want to respond. But often our aid creates unhealthy dependency on external support. What if there is a way to…

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Attention Non-profits – It’s Not About Fundraising By Tom Atema

Attention Non-profits, it all about relationships! Non-profits have become way too transactional, and are losing sight of their mandate. It started before we ever heard the word Coronavirus, Covid or Covid-19. For sure, 2020, accelerated my concern as I worked with and studied many non-profits. I speak with people in the non-profit world every day…

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Five Keys to Unlock Major Donor Generosity By Robert Yi

  Unlock Transformational Generosity From Your Donor Community! Every year, Westfall Gold conducts an in-depth analysis of the impact of our weekend experiences and how they unlock major donor generosity. The application of what we’ve learned has resulted in increased average gifts at our events from $50,804 in 2014 to $162,437 in 2020. For the…

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