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    The Seven Cardinal Rules of Fundraising Writing

    In Annual Reports, Case Statements, Direct Response, Donor Newsletters, Donor Solicitation, Email Fundraising, Foundation Fundraising, Fundraising Communications, Internet Fundraising, Major Gifts On August 8, 2016 Comments Off

    This article is adapted from two books by Jeff Brooks, The Fundraiser’s Guide to Irresistible Communications and How to Turn Your Words into Money. Fundraising is a funny… Read More »

    What Volunteers Need to Know About Fundraising

    In Board Fundraising, Fundraising, Volunteers and Fundraising, Working with Boards On May 4, 2016 Comments Off

    By Kay Sprinkel Grace In my book, The Busy Volunteer’s Guide to Fundraising, I discuss a range of truths that must be understood and taken to heart by… Read More »

    Great Fundraisers Share Similarities

    In Board Fundraising, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts On March 7, 2016 Comments Off

    An excerpt from The Fundraiser's Measuring Stick, by Jerold Panas. To order this book, click here. I’ve never really kept track. In my years of consulting, I suppose… Read More »

    The Evil Cousin of Fundraising

    In Cultivating Donors, Direct Response, Donor Newsletters, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising Communications On January 11, 2016 Comments Off

    This is an excerpt from How to Turn Your Words into Money, by Jeff Brooks. For more information about the book, click here. How often have you read… Read More »

    Why Donors Leave

    In Cultivating Donors, Donor Retention On January 11, 2016 Comments Off

    This is an excerpt from Retention Fundraising: The New Art and Science of Keeping Your Donors for Life, by Roger M. Craver. For more information about the book,… Read More »

    Using Guilt in Fundraising

    In Case Statements, Cultivating Donors, Direct Response, Donor Newsletters, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications On January 5, 2016 Comments Off

    This article is an excerpt from How to Turn Your Words into Money: The Master Fundraiser’s Guide to Persuasive Writing, by Jeff Brooks. It was bad enough that… Read More »

    Making Finances Warm and Cuddly for Your Board

    In Working with Boards On December 15, 2015 Comments Off

    An Interview with Andy Robinson and Nancy Wasserman, authors of The Board Member’s Easier Than You Think Guide to Nonprofit Finances. In your book, The Board Member’s Easier… Read More »

    How Headlines Can Save Human Civilization and Your Fundraising

    In Direct Response, Donor Newsletters, Donor Solicitation, Email Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications On September 29, 2015 Comments Off

    This is an excerpt from How to Turn Your Words into Money, a new book by Jeff Brooks. To order your copy, click here. Headlines are the most… Read More »

    Unjust Grants

    In Foundation Fundraising, Grantseeking On August 4, 2015 Comments Off

    Martin Teitel is the author of The Ultimate Insider's Guide to Winning Foundation Grants. Some of the finest people I’ve ever met work for non-profits. They’re hard working… Read More »

    Precepts for the Supremely Successful Board

    In Board Fundraising, Working with Boards On July 14, 2015 Comments Off

    Jerold Panas is author of The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards, Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, Asking, The Fundraiser's Measuring Stick, and Mega Gifts: Who… Read More »