Save Your Fundraising Team’s Jobs: Have a Numbers-Based Fundraising Plan!

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Many nonprofits are laying off fundraising staffers these days in order to save money.  Are your team's jobs in jeopardy? Here's how to save your fundraising budget - and jobs - from the chopping block. Here's a post from our fundraising…

Fundraising Action Plan for Crisis Response

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Fundraising in times of crisis is a delicate task. And, for many organizations, the need for seeking financial help has never been more urgent. Your organization may be facing a critical situation and you need to let your stakeholders…

Checklist: How Do You Stand on the 12 Core Fundraising Systems?

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Hurray for fundraising! It generates the funding to carry out your wonderful mission to make the world a better place. Just think, fundraising makes your work possible. So of course you and your leadership team want to NAIL a first-class…

Do’s and Don’ts for Your Annual Fundraising Plan

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It's the (hopefully) slow time of mid-summer, and it's time when you can can step back from your day-to-day work for a breather. AND - It’s the time when many fundraising shops look ahead and create a detailed, annual fundraising plan for…

The Must-Do First Step in Creating a Profitable Fundraising Plan

Are you and your team ready for a Fundraising Assessment? A Development Office Audit. A SWOT of your fundraising program? What exactly are these - and why would you do them? They're the first step to creating a killer fundraising…

Why You Need a Formal Fundraising Plan To Raise The Money Of Your Dreams

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Summer is here, and it's time to get organized with a well-thought-out Fundraising Plan for the year. Why not take time right now - while things may be slowing down?  Use this time to create a blueprint for a smart, well-oiled fundraising…

Rule #6 for Board Members: You Need a Smart Fundraising Plan

“Why do we need a fundraising plan?” board members sometimes ask. “Who has the time or energy to mess around with fundraising planning?" There are actually lots of good, quite practical reasons every board member would want to be…

21st Century Fundraising Metrics

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Remember the old saying - What gets measured, gets done? We all know it goes for fundraising too, right? So what do you want to get done in your fundraising program this year? Certain amounts of money raised? Donors renewing their…

10 Cage Rattling Questions to Ask About Your Fundraising Plan and Strategy

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  There are lots of questions about fundraising strategy we can ask. And asking these questions will open the door to hugely productive discussions. Do you want to raise the kind of money that not only funds your work — but…
Fundraising as a Dart Game: Are You Guessing your way Along?

Is Your Organization Aiming for the Fundraising Bull’s Eye?

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Where are you with your fundraising plans? Are you playing the fundraising "dart game" by any chance? There's a game that many nonprofits play called “Aim for the Fundraising Bull’s Eye.” It’s the game of searching, searching…

No More Crisis Mode Fundraising

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It's fundraising planning season. And many smart fundraisers often step back in the summer months (at least in the Northern Hemisphere) when things are slower. It's a time when you can (hopefully) move out of the daily grind and take stock.…

Where Do You Stand? Find Out With My Fundraising Scorecard

Sometimes it’s hard to get a handle on how well your organization is doing in fundraising. Sure, you can look at the bottom line and check out how much money was raised. But there are other factors, too, that play into how much funding…

They really did say all this stuff!

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Are you on the fence about joining my INSIDERS fundraising learning community? If so, I thought you might like to hear directly from some INSIDERS members - about their real concrete results and success stories. “We applied strategies…

5 Steps to Create a Highly Profitable Fundraising Plan in 2017

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Why do you need a full-fledged fundraising plan? A fundraising plan will help you operate a full efficient and profitability. It will help you control the flow of work in your office and keep you from getting overcommitted. (yes I…

10 Fundraising Topics You Need to Master in 2017

It’s back to basics time. It’s an uncertain environment out there for fundraising these days - at least in the US. Talk of major changes in tax policy and government funding has many nonprofit leaders worried, for good reason. So…

Your Fundraising Calendar for 2017 – What You Need to Master This Year

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2017 is a year to master the fundraising basics. There are clear strategies that you can follow to build lifetime donor relationships and fully fund your nonprofit's mission. It really can be done! These strategies will give you the highest…