How Board Members Can Help Raise Money

All of the non-profits I work with want their board members to raise money for their organizations. Unfortunately, board members don’t usually have experience in fundraising. It’s the job of the executive director to give board members specific ideas and strategies to raise money, rather than just asking the board to go out and fundraise.“How Board Members Can Help Raise Money”

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How to Retain Donors

It is one thing getting the donor or grant dollars the first time around but maintaining these dollars over time is an art form that requires strategy and effort. And it’s imperative that you make sure your donors continue to feel involved and engaged. As I’m sure you know, it is much more expensive to“How to Retain Donors”

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How to Write a Successful Fundraising Appeal Letter

Spring is the season when we feel optimistic about raising new money. And many organizations link their spring appeal letters to themes such as Mother’s Day or tax day. This year, with the economy in a downturn, you need to be extra strategic and focused when writing and developing your fundraising appeal letter. Now, more“How to Write a Successful Fundraising Appeal Letter”

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Bracing for Hard Times: Fundraising Tips

The current economic “free fall” is causing a significant decline in donor confidence. Individuals have made it clear that they won’t be able to give to charities on the level they gave last year. Foundation investment portfolios have been reduced by 30 percent and corporations will be drastically cutting down their philanthropy dollars in favor“Bracing for Hard Times: Fundraising Tips”

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