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Gratitude in 3 Steps

Jeff Jowdy November 26, 2014

"If you are really thankful, what do you do? You share," said W. Clement Stone ....

Are You Truly Thankful for Your Donors?

Jeff Schreifels November 24, 2014

My question to you: Are you really thankful for all of your donors? Do they know how much they are loved and appreciated? Do your...

Sustaining Your Sustainers: Taking Your Monthly Giving Program to the Next Level

ProSpeak November 21, 2014

The key to success with monthly giving programs is stewardship. Building and maintaining strong relationships with monthly donors are essential....

That Fancy Brochure Isn't Going to Raise a Dime

Jeff Jowdy November 19, 2014

Don't let the journey for "impressive" materials take the focus away from the right strategy and making inspiring visits with prospective donors. ...

8 Steps to Take During Difficult Times

Richard Perry November 17, 2014

Tough times require a far greater amount of vigilance and discipline on your part and on the part of your organization and leadership. It's time...

Avoid Donor Fatigue by Asking Less Frequently, More Strategically

Larry C Johnson November 13, 2014

Every organization has a fundraising "tipping point." Most never actually reach it, but many find their revenue totals plateauing with miniscule increases from year to...

3 Ways to Find Out What Your Major Donor Thinks About Your Cause

Gail Perry November 12, 2014

If you do all the talking, you’ll never find out what major donors think about your organization. Here are three of my favorite questions to...

The Only 6 Things You Need to Take/Leave When Making the Ask

Jeff Schreifels November 10, 2014

A donor gives because he has been inspired by the work your organization does and the work you have done to match his passion with...

Word-of-Mouth Advertising Really Does Work

F. Duke Haddad November 7, 2014

Trust me, word-of-mouth advertising is priceless. The recent $30 million Indianapolis Zoological Society capital campaign that exceeded goal by $4 million was "textbook" in its...

Chatting With the ALS Association

IBC costume November 6, 2014

FundRaising Success is excited to be sitting down with the ALS Association to talk about what's happening in that organization in the aftermath of...