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Major Gifts: People Aren't Always Who or What They Seem

Jeff Jowdy October 22, 2014

There are many ways to prospect for potential major donors. But to really uncover opportunity, there is no substitute for being out in the field....

The Fastest Way to Ruin Your Appeal Letter

Gail Perry October 22, 2014

Be explicit, don't beat around the bush, get to the point and be clear in your fundraising appeal letter. You'll raise more money if you...

What Should Your Total Caseload Value Be?

Richard Perry October 20, 2014

It is very important to have a clear handle on what your caseload value currently is and if that number is meeting the expectations of...

Engage P2P Spotlight: 5 Steps for Effective Donor Cultivation

Engage P2P DC logo October 16, 2014

Dan Germain , vice president of business development at Small World Labs , tackled cultivation best practices, which certainly should be applied to any...

A Tale of 4 Acquisition Efforts

Best Friends Animal Society OE October 16, 2014

When I open an envelope, I want to quickly grasp what it is I am being "offered" — what problem can I solve if I...

Does Organizational Staff Size Affect Grant Activity?

GuideStar October 16, 2014

Does staff size affect grantseeking activities and success? The short answer is "yes," but let's looks at some of the data that are available. Because...

Who Knows You?

Jeff Jowdy October 15, 2014

Life is full of reciprocity. Be someone whom people know by knowing them, and for those of us in the nonprofit and fundraising arena, be...

How Your Board Can Increase Donations by 39 Percent — Without Asking for Money

Gail Perry October 15, 2014

Personal thank-you calls are a way to put board members to work, even if they're nervous about asking for money. No soliciting required; these are...

Engage P2P Conference Is Next Week

Engage P2P DC logo October 15, 2014

Join FundRaising Success in Washington, D.C., next week for our inaugural peer-to-peer conference, Engage P2P: Redefining Peer to Peer. ...

Managing Up: 7 Tips to Get What You Need From Your Manager

Jeff Schreifels October 13, 2014

We believe that managers actually need to manage their major-gifts officers. Sadly, the state of management in the nonprofit sector is sorely lacking. It's just...