Honest Questions to Consider About Your Organization's Fundraising Strategy

Honest Questions to Consider About Your Organization’s Fundraising Strategy

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There are many questions about fundraising strategy that we ask our clients. For example, when we ask people, "What is your funding model?" they are often unsure how to respond. So we try another approach: "What is the fundraising…
Capital Campaign Pre-Planning Do This Before Hiring a Consulting Firm for Your Feasibility Study (2)

Capital Campaign Pre-Planning: What to do Before Hiring a Consultant

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How important is capital campaign pre-planning? We see many organizations that want to move forward quickly to launch a capital campaign. They are excited about their vision and are ready to dive straight away into a feasibility study. It's…

ARP Brings Public Funding Opportunities Like Never Before

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Today we are highlighting the special public funding opportunity from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). You may know that the ARP, passed by Congress earlier this year, provides funds to help communities recover from the pandemic. This…

Capital Campaigns: Three Secrets of Success

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If you're nonprofit is running a capital campaign, take a look at our article for three secrets to a successful campaign.

Creating a Donor-Centered Case Statement

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We're sharing expert guidance on how to create a snappy, compelling case statement. Take a look and don't make the all too common mistakes.

Secret Sauce for Year-End Fundraising: Your Multi-Channel Donors

Check out these special strategies to connect and engage with a very special group of donors – your multi-channel donors.

Major Cryptocurrency Gifts in Just Two Weeks?

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Learn one nonprofit's story of how they raised $90K in just two weeks after signing up to accept cryptocurrency gifts.

The New Fundraising Frontier: Cryptocurrency

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Looks like cryptocurrency is here to stay. And, yes, it’s time for all nonprofits to get set up to receive donations in the form of cryptocurrency. Because there are plenty of donors with appreciated crypto investments.  Yes,…
New Capital Campaign Trends for 2021

New Capital Campaign Trends for 2021

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With the positive economic environment right now, most capital campaigns are really taking off in 2021. We’re seeing some interesting new capital campaign trends among our clients' capital campaigns, and wanted share them here. As we’ve…

10 Fundraising Responsibilities of Every Board Member

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What are the fundraising responsibilities of board members of a nonprofit organization? Above all, board members carry the legal responsibility for the fiduciary care of their nonprofit. In that vein, it's their responsibility to ensure that…

(MG Series #6) How to Secure a Transformational Gift

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We all dream about transformational gifts. Those are the gifts that can change your organization’s trajectory into a new, expanded reach. These are the gifts that can blow your mind – with all they can accomplish and the impact they can…

Managing Your Major Gift Portfolio Can Be This Easy

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Portfolio management may seem like a technical term. But it’s an excellent format to help you focus your attention on your best, and most likely donor prospects. Of course, one of the secrets to successful mega fundraising is identifying…

Our Predictions: Fundraising Trends for 2021

With a new year comes a hopeful new outlook.  We're all glad to see 2020 go. What a year it has been: we suffered through a terrible pandemic, disruption of our lives, families, workplaces, a volatile political climate, and much more.…

What’s Haunting You About Your Capital Campaign?

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If your organization is running a capital campaign right now, you are probably finding more than a few haunting challenges these days.  Even in stable times, campaigns are high-risk projects that take persistence, dedication and creativity.   And…

Why we think there are new rules for fundraising today

By Dr. Kathryn Gamble These days have been anything but usual.  Managing a fundraising program has become almost a herculean effort. Much of the challenge is due to the uncertainty that surrounds us regarding the pandemic.  For the…