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Consistent Performance Is Key

F. Duke Haddad November 21, 2014

Think about your work performance, and strive to give it your best each day. You will drive home with a good feeling knowing you gave...

A Pre-Holiday Gift for Fundraisers: More Time

Pamela Barden November 20, 2014

If you are hoping for a personal copy of Hermione's time turner , I can't help you (sorry, non-Harry Potter fans), but if you...

Should You Adopt a 'Give or Get' Policy for Your Board?

Gail Perry November 19, 2014

Don't abandon your board members when it comes to their fundraising responsibilities. Help them get there. Show them what to do. Give them training. And...

St. Joseph's Indian School Responds to CNN's 'Fictitious Kids' Claims

St. Joseph's Indian School logo November 19, 2014

St. Joseph's Indian School responds to CNN's claims that the school used fundraising letters "signed by fictitious kids." It's a lesson in responding to negative...

Our Virtual Show Is Fast Approaching

Margaret Battistelli Gardner November 18, 2014

The FundRaising Success Virtual Conference and Expo is free, and it's only a few weeks away, so be sure to register. More than 1,000 of...

The Benefit of Longevity

F. Duke Haddad November 14, 2014

When you have a long career, you create a database of contacts. If you're lucky, you may reconnect with people from your past and start...

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...

Aligning Methods With Goals

Larry C Johnson November 6, 2014

The proper role of a board is to expect and demand from staff workable, realistic plans for revenue generation. Both board and staff have a...

Do Board Members Really Need to Fundraise?

Jeff Jowdy November 5, 2014

In a word … yes....

It Is a Time of Thanks and to Celebrate Giving!

Jeff Jowdy October 29, 2014

Thanksgiving is just a few weeks away. Take time today to be sure that you are maximizing this opportunity to deepen relationships with your donors...