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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Master Your Fundraising Calendar

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This is the 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…

My Top 4 Tips To Make More $$ at Charity Fundraising Events

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Charity fundraising events can be huge money makers for many nonprofits. They can also be a huge waste of time. As someone commented on my post last week: Events are great for visibility and exposure,"but they are terrible ways to raise…

Fundraising Events – Are You Having Too Many?

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How many fundraising events does your nonprofit put on each year? I imagine that you are staging 2-5 events a year, of various sizes and purposes. Maybe even more. So who plans and executes all these events? It's, of course, volunteers…

The 10 Worst Fundraising Event Mistakes

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It's fundraising event season! And everybody is hard at work with caterers, venues, auctions and you name it. But what about your guests? Sometimes in all the hubbub - we forget to worry about our lovely guests who are nice enough to attend!…

39 Ideas From AFPFC That Will Make You A Smarter Fundraiser in 2016

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The AFP International Conference is always a huge highlight of the year. And this year, I have to say that I thought it was the BEST ever! Provocative and challenging ideas, smart presenters, and an appreciative, enthusiastic audience who soaked…

What Keeps 1200 Fundraisers Up at Night?

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My recent Opinion Survey of Nonprofit Leaders came back with some rather shocking – or concerning – results. People who work in our nonprofit sector clearly have too much on their plates. I know – you are probably saying – “I’ve…

An Interview With Jerry Panas: The Master of Face-to-Face Fundraising

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One Saturday in June I managed to snag master fundraiser Jerry Panas on the phone for an exclusive hour-long private interview, just for the INSIDERS - about successful face-to-face asks. I'm making this available today to everyone so they can…

The Dark Side of Fundraising When You Don’t Have a Plan

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Come stroll with me through The Dark Side. This is what happens when your organization doesn’t have the proper elements in place for fundraising. There’s no way you can get good results from your fundraising strategies. (Don’t worry…

How to Make Your Donors Happy With a Valentine!

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Valentine’s Day: it's time to show your donors some love! A charming, thoughtful Valentine can express your appreciation to your donors in a delightful way. After all, they are the generous wonderful people who are making your work possible. They…

How (Bad) Marketing and Branding can Kill Your Fundraising

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WHY do you have marketing, communications and branding for your organization?  It's important to ask these questions: WHY does marketing exist? What is the purpose of our newsletter? What is the purpose of our website? What…

7 Steps to Fundraising Success This Year: Strategic Tips for Your Board and CEO

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The new year is a great time to take stock of your fundraising strategy. Here are my strategic tips for board members and CEOs. These will help build a well-oiled fundraising machine inside your organization - something we all want! 1. Go…

Is There a Crisis in Fundraising Leadership?

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How do we attract, develop and retain good fundraisers? At last week's International Fundraising Congress, many of us were transfixed by a provocative conversation about "The Emerging Fundraising Leadership Challenge." International fundraising…

5 Tips for Making Your Donors Love You

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Your donor has just sent in another gift! Hurray! So you reply with a wonderful, personal thank you note. And then you call her to say thanks. In addition to the paper letter that you send. Then what? You have to communicate with her…

A General Unrestricted Ask is LAZY Fundraising

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I’m going out on a limb here to challenge one of the oldest and most cherished fundraising habits in our sector. Not to fear! I’m also showing you how to take that general ask and make it sharper, more urgent, and more compelling. I remember…

Create a Profitable Fundraising Event Plan

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Do you have a solid fundraising event plan and timeline? One that will guarantee a solid ROI? Fundraising events take a lot of time and energy. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, fundraising events are here to stay. They are part of the…