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    Administering the Truth-Detector Test of America’s Private Foundations

    In Foundation Fundraising, Grantseeking On February 11, 2014 Comments Off

    This article is adapted from Martin Teitel’s book, The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Winning Foundation Grants. Click here to order ($24.95 + shipping). In Part Four of his… Read More »

    Questions I’m Most Often Asked About Direct Mail Fundraising

    In Direct Response, Donor Newsletters, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications On January 22, 2014 Comments Off

    An Interview with Jeff Brooks, author of The Fundraiser's Guide to Irresistible Communications. To order this book, click here. Is the Internet the death knell for direct mail?… Read More »

    Making Asking Easier for Your Board

    In Board Fundraising, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On January 14, 2014 Comments Off

    This article is excerpted from David Lansdowne's book, Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face, ©Emerson & Church, Publishers. To obtain reprint permission, please call 508-359-0019 or… Read More »

    Hard Truths Your Board Must Face If They Want to Raise Big Money

    In Board Fundraising, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On January 14, 2014 Comments Off

    This article is excerpted from David Lansdowne's book, Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face, ©Emerson & Church, Publishers. To obtain reprint permission, please call 508-359-0019 or… Read More »

    Three Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face

    In Board Fundraising, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On January 14, 2014 Comments Off

    This article is excerpted from David Lansdowne's book, Fund Raising Realities Every Board Member Must Face, ©Emerson & Church, Publishers. To obtain reprint permission, please call 508-359-0019 or… Read More »

    Donor Newsletter Book, 300 Insights

    In Donor Newsletters, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications On January 8, 2014 Comments Off

    Donor Newsletter Book, 300 Insights It’s possible you’ll glean maybe 300 insights from Tom Ahern’s book, Making Money with Donor Newsletters. Here, we only have space to mention… Read More »

    Making Money with Donor Newsletters – An Excerpt

    In Direct Response, Donor Newsletters, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications, Internet Fundraising On December 2, 2013 Comments Off

    This article is excerpted from Tom Ahern's new book Making Money with Donor Newsletters. Common Obstacles Let’s tear down some barriers. 1)  We did a newsletter before. It… Read More »

    Charity Auction: Big Money on Your First Try

    In Fundraising, Special Events On November 6, 2013 Comments Off

    Interview with Robert Baird, Author of Everything You Need to Know to Raise Money (and Have Fun) with a Charity Auction How can we tell if an auction… Read More »

    Fundraising Pro Offers Insider Tips for Raising $1 Million

    In Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Uncategorized, Working with Boards On October 29, 2013 Comments Off

    Adapted from Andrea Kihlstedt's book, How to Raise $1 Million (or More!) in Ten Bite-Sized Steps. For more information about her book, click here. A million dollars. For… Read More »

    Jerold Panas: 10 Gold Nuggets on the Art of Asking

    In Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On October 22, 2013 Comments Off

    From Jerold Panas, America’s grandmaster of philanthropy, ten thoughts on the art of asking for a gift: When visiting a prospect, it’s often helpful to say at the… Read More »