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Fundraising

Why hiring a consultant helped me succeed and keep my sanity

November 14, 2019 4 PM

When I started in my new role as a Development Director for a local Denver non-profit I was...

Culture of Philanthropy or is Fundraising Something That Happens Over There?

October 11, 2019 3 AM

So, tell me, what is that you do in your department? That phrase, spoken with a bit (or a lot)...

How we Solve the Fundraising Mystery

September 30, 2019 1 PM

When someone asks how I help nonprofits in fundraising, I typically leave it at a very surface...

10 Steps to Better Donor Engagement

August 28, 2019 4 AM

We have spent years analyzing data, connecting with donors, building relationships, and have...

After 25 Years and Thousands of Donor Visits, Here are the Realities I've Learned

June 27, 2019 2 PM

I’ve fundraised for almost every size and age of institution and nonprofit.  I've personally...

7 Biggest Major Gift Fundraising Mistakes

May 29, 2019 9 PM

 

Mistakes, we all make them, heck I make several a day. And, we are especially susceptible to...

How to Hire a Hell of a Fundraiser

April 23, 2019 11 PM

Let’s start with the assumption you want to hire someone to raise money for your cause and...

Time to Renovate Your Fundraising - Here’s How

January 31, 2019 2 PM

How to upgrade major gift fundraising? I often use a house analogy.  It works because both...

Nonprofit Fundraising Winter is Coming... It's Time to Start Preparing

June 28, 2018 7 PM

Nonprofit Fundraising Challenges 

Development professionals, nonprofit leaders, volunteers and...

Time is NOT on your Side in Fundraising

May 30, 2018 3 AM

Everyone knows staying in contact with your donors is a good thing. But if you're an executive...

Fundraising Truth: I've Never Talked Anyone into a Major Gift

April 30, 2018 12 PM

It’s a strange misconception, though understandable I guess, that good fundraisers merely charm...

The Millionaire (next door) Major Gift Strategy

March 28, 2018 11 PM

Anyone entering a profession needs a go-to book to ground them.  Entering the world of...