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    Four Thoughts in the Mind of Every Prospective Donor

    In Board Fundraising, Donor Solicitation, Major Gifts On July 17, 2017 Comments Off

    Harvey McKinnon is author of The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks. This article is adapted from his book. For more information about Harvey's book, click here. Four Thoughts… Read More »

    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 »

    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 »

    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 »

    What You Absolutely, Positively Must Know About the Board’s Role in Donor Cultivation

    In Board Fundraising, Cultivating Donors, Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On February 24, 2015 Comments Off

    By Thomas Wolf, the author of How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise Here’s a dilemma. Your organization has a new board member –… Read More »

    Questions I’m Most Often Asked About Raising $1 Million

    In Board Fundraising, Cultivating Donors, Donor Retention, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts On December 2, 2014 Comments Off

    By Andrea Kihlstedt, Author of How to Raise $1 Million (or More!) in 10 Bite-Sized Steps Does the mere thought of asking for a six- or seven-figure gift… Read More »

    Major Gifts Fundraising: The Questions I Hear Most Often

    In Board Fundraising, Case Statements, Cultivating Donors, Donor Solicitation, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On November 5, 2014 Comments Off

    Andy Robinson, author of How to Raise $500 to $5000 From Almost Anyone and Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise More Money (with Andrea Kihlstedt) answers… Read More »

    Like Catnip for Donors: How to Make Your Case Irresistible

    In Case Statements, Cultivating Donors, Donor Retention, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications, Major Gifts On October 3, 2014 Comments Off

    An excerpt from Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, by Jerold Panas I'm not a writer. That's what makes me a good choice to write about case… Read More »

    Fundraising Questions Most Often Asked

    In Board Fundraising, Cultivating Donors, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications, Major Gifts On July 29, 2014 Comments Off

    Harvey McKinnon is author of The 11 Questions Every Donor Asks. For more information about the revised edition, click here. When you’ve been in this field long enough,… Read More »

    Your Case to Donors: Eight Must-Have Elements

    In Case Statements, Cultivating Donors, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Fundraising Communications, Major Gifts On July 8, 2014 Comments Off

    This article is adapted from Making a Case Your Donors Will Love, by Jerold Panas. For more information or to order his book, click here. The French have… Read More »