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Making the Right Choices as Fundraising Professionals

Jeff Jowdy April 23, 2014

I have been thinking about a career in fundraising and the choices that we make that define who we are and our work. Here are...

The Questions I'm Most Often Asked About Donor Communications

FS1112_Tom Ahern April 23, 2014

I speak to thousands of fundraisers every year, at conferences around the world. And the question I hear most often is a plea for...

How to Convince Your Boss to Let You Write Like a Human

Kate Snyder April 23, 2014

Confession time. I like sentence fragments. And starting sentences with a conjunction. My high school English teacher would probably be appalled. Writing for fundraising...

A Simple Strategy That Increases Donations by 35 Percent

Movie Mondays logo April 23, 2014

In this video, Penelope Burk, president of Cygnus Applied Research and author of " Donor-Centered Fundraising ," shares with you a simple way to increase...

House Members Have 'Serious Concerns' About Charity Rules for Feds

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A bipartisan group of House members has “substantial concerns” about new Obama administration regulations for the Combined Federal Campaign , the charitable giving vehicle for...

An Open Letter to Nonprofit Boards From Your Staff Leadership

Lori Jacobwith April 23, 2014

People who want to do good work but aren't sure how are frustrated, talking in circles and not taking action, or simply rubber-stamping staff work:...

Nonprofit Coach With Ted Hart: Brian Saber From Asking Matters

April 15, 2014

Ted Hart speaks with Brian Saber , co-founder and president of Asking Matters , about how the shy can be great fundraisers too on his...

Crisis Management 101: Tips to Help You Survive Tough Times

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No one likes a crisis. Especially nonprofit leaders like you. With life already overly busy, increased demand for your services, a constant push to...

3 Ways to Deepen Donor Engagement

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If you engaged your donors on a deeper level, would you raise more money? When it comes to helping nonprofits raise more money, Susan...

Give the Next Generations of Fundraising a Seat at the Table

F. Duke Haddad April 11, 2014

I suggest you establish a mentoring program where you could mentor a young professional year-round whose desire is to make a career in the nonprofit...