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    When a Donor Asks: How Much Do You Want?

    In Cultivating Donors, Donor Solicitation, Major Gifts On November 17, 2016 Comments Off

    The following is adapted from Harvey McKinnon’s book, The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks and the Answers All Donors Crave. For more information about the book, click here…. Read More »

    Four Keys to Cultivating a Donor

    In Cultivating Donors On October 3, 2016 Comments Off

    This article is an excerpt from How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise, by Thomas Wolf. For more information about the book, click here…. Read More »

    A Foundation CEO’s Six-Step Formula for Winning a Grant

    In Foundation Fundraising, Grantseeking On September 19, 2016 Comments Off

    This article is based on Martin Teitel's book, The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Winning Foundation Grants. In my long career as a funder, I loved the satisfaction of… Read More »

    Forget Everything You Know About Direct Mail Fundraising

    In Direct Response, Donor Solicitation On August 30, 2016 Comments Off

    Mal Warwick is the author of the recently revised edition of Raising $1000 Gifts by Mail in the Age of Email and Social Media, from which this article… Read More »

    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 »