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    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 »

    Making Asking Easier for Your Board

    In Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On October 16, 2013 Comments Off

    Making Asking Easier for Your Board This excerpt features three of the 44 realities you’ll find in David Lansdowne’s bestselling book, Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face…. Read More »

    What Does Your Board Know About Fundraising?

    In Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On October 2, 2013 Comments Off

    Interview with David Lansdowne, author of Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face Let’s start with a few misunderstandings boards may have about fundraising. First: Publicity raises money…. Read More »

    Spending Time with Your Donors

    In Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts On September 30, 2013 Comments Off

    by Andrea Kihlstedt, author of How to Raise $1 Million (or More!) in Ten Bite-Sized Steps Again and again I ask development directors, “How much time do you… Read More »

    Getting a Donor to See You: 11 Suggestions from a Master Fundraiser

    In Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts On September 10, 2013 Comments Off

    This article is an excerpt from Asking: A 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift, by Jerold Panas. Click here… Read More »

    Internet Fundraising Whiz Discloses Secrets

    In Direct Response, Email Fundraising, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications, Internet Fundraising On August 20, 2013 Comments Off

    Interview with Madeline Stanionis, author of Raising Thousands (If Not Tens of Thousands) of Dollars with Email Some say a subject line should be no more than 40… Read More »

    Do Your Fundraising Communications Measure Up?

    In Annual Reports, Direct Response, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications On August 9, 2013 Comments Off

    An interview with Tom Ahern, author of How to Write Fundraising Materials that Raise More Money and Seeing Through a Donor's Eyes.   You had a bracelet made… Read More »

    Why Long Letters Outpull Shorter Ones

    In Direct Response, Fundraising On November 26, 2012 Comments Off

    This is an excerpt from The Fundraiser's Guide to Irresistible Communications, by Jeff Brooks. For more information about the book, click here. If you're looking for a way… Read More »