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Major Fundraising Campaigns Are Alive and Effective

Jeff Jowdy April 16, 2014

Larger campaigns are alive and well and can be incredibly effective. When the time is right, take advantage of the benefits of a major...

Focus on Your Donors in 3 Easy Steps

Get Fully Funded logo April 14, 2014

Being donor-focused makes all the difference in your fundraising success. It means that everything you do is centered on donors and how they see things....

1 Simple Way to Improve Donor Retention

Grizzard logo April 11, 2014

Fundraising publications and blogs are full of good advice for improving donor retention, yet one of the most obvious steps to improved retention —...

How to Get New 'First-Time' Individual Donors for Your Nonprofit

Amy Eisenstein April 9, 2014

Fundraising is all about relationships — but what do you do if your organization is so new, or so grant-focused, that you don’t have...

Where’s the Acquisition Variable in the Retention Equation?

Avalong Consulting Group logo April 8, 2014

So we’re all on the donor retention bandwagon, right? Treat your donors well; use their personal information to show that you know what interests them;...

Best Nonprofit Annual Reports

Michael J. Fox Foundation logo April 7, 2014

It’s annual report season — and awards season! What better time to get inspired by nonprofits that are publishing exemplary online annual reports? These...

Engage Conference Spotlight: The Anatomy of a Major-Gifts Ask

Engage Conference 2014 April 2, 2014

Every fundraiser would love to land a transformational major gift. But before you can nail down a major gift, you have to make a...

5 Keys to Deeper Donor Relationships

Jeff Jowdy April 2, 2014

As Adrian Sargeant shares, “Improving donor retention by just 10 percent can double the lifetime value of your donor database.” Plan for increases in retention...

What Rights Do Your Donors Have?

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There are a lot of good organizations doing things right. But there are way too many organizations that are not donor-centered. So, I’ve been thinking...

This Is NOT an April Fool’s Joke: Numbers Look Good for 2014 Fundraising

Angie Moore April 1, 2014

Recent reports indicate good signs for 2014 fundraising. Despite the collective optimism for fundraising success, nonprofits must overcome a number of hurdles to get there....