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Understanding Donors and Potential By Keith Cleghorn

What Every Fundraiser Needs to Know about Donors Chances are at some point in your fundraising career, you will question your communication plan for “major donors.” And while Douglas Shaw and Associates is not a major gifts consulting firm, we are often invited into conversations as an organization in defining the “boundaries” between direct response…

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21 Reasons to Attend the 2015 Intensive Training Institute

Tuesday, April 14, the first day of The Outcomes Conference: CLA Dallas 2015, leaders will begin early with devotions led by Jonathan Evans, Chaplain for the Dallas Cowboys. Next up is the first general session of the conference. Keynote speaker, David Kinnaman, the president and strategic leader of The Barna Group, will challenge leaders with…

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A Kingdom Path Perspective: Encouraging Major Gifts

By Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. Years ago I attended a training session on “securing major gifts” for the ministry I served. The seminar shared tips for getting large gifts, and the presenters testified that if I followed their advice, I would reach my funding goals. The instructors said things like “it’s all about relationships” and…

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