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    Boards & Fundraising: Six Crucial Questions

    In Board Fundraising, Major Gifts, Working with Boards On April 8, 2014 Comments Off

    An interview with Kay Sprinkel Grace, author of The Ultimate Board Member's Book, Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards (and Staff Too), and Over Goal. Boards and fundraising…. Read More »

    Questions I’m Most Often Asked about Cultivating Donors

    In Cultivating Donors, Donor Solicitation, Fundraising, Major Gifts On March 4, 2014 Comments Off

    An interview with Thomas Wolf, author of How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise. For years I’ve taught fundraising. I’ve presented scores of fundraising… 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 »

    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 »