Fundraising Strategy is a comprehensive approach to raise funds for Nonprofit Organizations. It is essential for nonprofits to develop and implement a well-thought-out fundraising strategy to ensure sustained financial support for their operations and programs. A fundraising strategy encompasses a wide range of initiatives such as hosting fundraising events, engaging supporters, utilizing online platforms, and seeking sponsorships.

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Capital Campaign Success: The #1 Ingredient You Need

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Capital campaign success - this is what we all dream of! As capital campaign consultants, we want our clients to get organized quickly, galvanize their major donors, and secure transformational gifts to fuel their missions. But there…
How and When to Announce Your Capital Campaign

How & When to Announce a Capital Campaign

Often board members will challenge us about the timing of a capital campaign announcement. The perennial question is: "When is the right time to announce our campaign to the public?" Sometimes organizational leaders will push…
Five Reasons to Have One This Summer

Friendmaking Porch Party: Five Reasons to Have One This Summer

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Have you ever considered the power of a Porch Party? This summer, you can lighten things up while you make new friends for your cause. Here are five reasons you and your team might want to hold a friendmaking event this summer: https://youtu.be/hVzwlC1YYVY Remember,…
The Role of Board Members at a Porch Party

The Important Role of Board Members at a Porch Party Friendmaking Event

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Board members can play important roles at donor engagement social events like Porch Parties.  We think that these no-ask Porch Party Friendmaking Events are a wonderful way for board members to help expand your organization’s reputation…
When to Use a Hard Ask VS. Soft Ask

When Should You Do a “Hard” Ask vs. a “Soft” Ask

Asking is challenging, no matter how or when you ask. It's the moment of truth in fundraising. Today, we're sharing a quick video outlining our recommendations on asking at donor cultivation events. If you are friendmaking, and trying to…
Porch Party Power: Feedback and Key Takeaways from the Porch Party Webinar

Porch Party Power: Feedback and Key Takeaways from the Porch Party Webinar.

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Creating small, intimate events is a superb way to reach new friends, share the impact of your cause, and engage supporters.
How to Invite Donors to an Event or Porch Party (1)

How to Invite Donors to an Event or Porch Party

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Staging a porch party or small social is a terrific way to open the door and get in front of key philanthropists in your community. 
How Porch Parties Fuel Fundraising Success

From Porch to Philanthropy: How Porch Parties Fuel Fundraising Success

At its core, a porch party friendmaking event is a gathering that combines the fun of social interactions with the purpose of cultivating relationships with potential donors.  A good Porch Party can be a masterful blend of warmth,…
Unleash the Power of Parch Parties

Webinar | 3 Ways a Porch Party Can Ignite Interest in Your Cause

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Just imagine: what if you had a new way to increase visibility and make new friends for your cause? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had an authentic and impactful way to help donors get to know your work, build trust and establish…

How to Get Ready for a Capital Campaign

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What does it take to really be ready to start a capital campaign? Often we see board members and leaders chomping at the bit to move quickly. And we hear from some fundraisers that they feel pushed to get going and start asking for lead gifts…
How to Write an Appeal Letter That Brings in the Money2023

How to Write a Solicitation Letter for Donations

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Appeal letters are the backbone of your annual fundraising campaigns that your nonprofit absolutely relies on.

The CEO’s Speech: “I Have a Dream”

    At many events, your CEO has the opportunity to deliver a short, high-impact message about your organization. This is a chance for the CEO to shine as a visionary and inspirational leader and get everyone excited…
Our Top Takeaways from Icon 20232023

ICON Takeways: Strategies, Trends and Data to Guide Your Fundraising

AFPICON was an amazing experience this year. We were pleased that attendance skyrocketed up to over 3500 attendees. (last year, there were around 2600 or so). So interest in fundraising education is high - there's much to learn and…
Top Capital Campaign Trends

Top Capital Campaign Trends for 2023

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Capital campaigns are everywhere these days. Despite a murky economic outlook, nonprofits large and small are moving forward with big fundraising goals and high dollar campaigns. We’re seeing some interesting new capital campaign trends…

Build a Culture of Philanthropy: Conversations with Doubting Colleagues

By Beth Ann Locke Most fundraisers aim to build a Culture of Philanthropy within their organizations. It's so important - because internal support is an important stepping stone to fundraising success – particularly in major gift…
The Magic of Discovery Calls

The Magic of Discovery Calls

Some fundraisers love them, some fundraisers loathe them.  The truth is, they are a vital part of our work as relationship fundraisers. Today we have a guest post from the Director of the GPG Academy, Beth Ann Locke. Beth Ann…