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6 Things You Must Discuss In Your Year-End Online Fundraising Planning

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For a lot of nonprofits, that means the biggest online fundraising campaign of the year is right around the corner. December is coming. 31st).

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7 Questions your Fundraising Plan MUST Answer

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Yesterday, I led a webinar to teach people my “Simple Success&# Fundraising Plan.  One of the things I shared was the 7 questions your fundraising plan MUST answer.  I thought you might enjoy them too, so here they are. 1. Tags: Fundraising Planning nonprofit fundraising plan 100 more? 2.

6 principles of a good fundraising plan

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you make a development plan? How do you DO fundraising planning anyway? Read on! It’s tricky! They are a LOT of work.

In fundraising, planning is key

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With any big project (and especially fundraising), it’s critical that you start with a plan. Fundraising Planning fundraising pla

9 steps to a powerful fundraising plan

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You know you need a fundraising plan, but if you’re like most, you don’t know where to start. . Although planning can seem overwhelming, it’s not really a difficult process, yet it makes all the difference in the world in the success you will enjoy in raising big money. Create a plan of action. Step 1.

Create an Online Fundraising Plan: Match Up Your Online and Offline Marketing

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Online fundraising isn''t a stand-alone initiative—it''s an integrated part of your communications strategy. Yoru online and offline marketing plans to donors should mirror and completment each other. Having a fundraising walk? Fundraising Nonprofit Marketing Create a Fundraising Plan Don''t assume!

Reader question: What’s a good framework for a fundraising plan?

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

Beth asks: Can you provide a basic (simple) framework to create a fundraising plan (or resources to do so) - for a brand new nonprofit and their completely new to fundraising staff? Here’s what Network for Good recommends in our Fundraising Campaign in a Box. Today, I’m answering another reader question.

Proof that planned gifts increase annual giving revenue

iMarketSmart

What he found was the following: The average annual gift among those studied increased by 75% ($3,171) after making a planned gift. Tweet this!

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4 Myths About Fundraising You Need to Stop Believing

Wild Woman Fundraising

I have talked with so many people about fundraising. and of course, fundraising staff. Planning actually does help you get more money.

Most planned gift prospects don’t ever want to meet you

iMarketSmart

Most planned gift prospects actually don’t ever want to meet you. If not, you need a plan. That’s right. They do! Tweet This!

Free Webinar: Planning for 2015 on 12/4

Wild Woman Fundraising

Are you tired of not having a plan every year? In this webinar you’ll learn: Fundraising planning 101. Register here.

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What are your nonprofit organization’s assets?

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Step one in the Simple Success Fundraising Plan is to identify your assets.  They are things that you have going for you that you can leverage in your plan.  Want more info on the Simple Success Fundraising Plan?  What are your organization’s assets?  Large donor base. Well-known staff or Board members.

Should legacy gift notification forms die?

iMarketSmart

Here’s how it goes: The fundraiser did a great job. ” The fundraiser dutifully arranged the lunch. Things They had a bond.

Stop swopping your donor lists with other nonprofits

iMarketSmart

This strategy could be catastrophic because many low-level donors make great planned giving prospects. Don’t just take my word for it.

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Do you really need to buy a planned giving website?

iMarketSmart

You don’t need to buy a planned giving website. Full disclosure here… MarketSmart sells planned giving micro-sites. Never?

The Real Story of MarketSmart…

iMarketSmart

In fact, soon after achieving amazing results for a few of our clients I was invited to speak about our successes at a fundraising symposium.

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

Like, was that trigonometry class really so much more important than this? I, like most of you, fell into fundraising. kick-ass cover letter.

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How NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign

iMarketSmart

Today I would like to discuss how NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign. Some 3,800 factors were analyzed. The result: A big mess!

Got fundraising plans?

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If you need help putting a fundraising plan together for this year, I’d love to help! Join me Thursday, February 4th at 3 pm easter for a free call as I present my “Simple Success&# Fundraising Plan. I’ll tell you. Why you need a fundraising plan. questions your plan must answer.

Your planned giving offers need to change

iMarketSmart

The post Your planned giving offers need to change appeared first on MarketSmart |. It can’t only be about death and taxes. LEARN MORE.

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The best 2-step plan for legacy gift marketing

iMarketSmart

The post The best 2-step plan for legacy gift marketing appeared first on MarketSmart |.

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Everything you need is already in your database

iMarketSmart

Fundraising Major Giving Philosophy/motivation Planned Giving major gift fundraising Planned Giving MarketingEngage them.

Die! Die! Die! Die! Die! Die!

iMarketSmart

I just saw a video for a nonprofit’s planned giving department that made me sick. Fundraising Planned Giving legacy gift marketing

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising: With a One-Page Development Plan! When was the last time you looked at your fundraising plan?

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The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

feel I understand my role a little more as a board member but also realize the importance of fundraising and having a decided plan to move forward.

People won’t “give ’til it hurts”!

iMarketSmart

Sometimes I feel like I should make a list of all the silly things I hear fundraisers say. Get Started with 3-to-1 Major Gift Fundraising.

What to do about planned gift marketing when you don’t know what to do…

iMarketSmart

Planned giving is a new area for me. And now my new boss wants me to come up with an action plan for the next year. That’s too bad.

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Reinvent your legacy society to become a stewardship society instead

iMarketSmart

Don’t worry about whether or not they planned to leave a gift yet. Consider asking a planned gift supporter to go with you on your visits.

My Gift To You This Holiday Season

iMarketSmart

A lot of people have asked me, “Can you really achieve planned gift marketing success online ?” ” I knew they were wrong.

A surprising way to increase planned gifts

Fundraising Coach

Used with permission of ken_mayer on Flickr I love that we live in a time of actual research of fundraising. Not so with planned giving.

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Fundraising Planning Simplified

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In fundraising, if you don’t know where you want to go, then it doesn’t much matter which way you head, either.  The best fundraising plans start with a goal.  It might be the number of dollars you want to raise, the number of donors you want to renew or the number of new donors you want to attract. 

Should your planned giving website include a calculator page?

iMarketSmart

Sometimes our new clients get all jazzed about having a calculator on their planned giving website. Fundraising Planned Giving Philanthropy

Get help creating a detailed fundraising plan

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Join me next Friday, Feb 19, as I lead a virtual retreat to help you create a detailed fundraising plan for 2010. virtual retreat is just what it sounds like – a time to step back and plan, but you can do it from home or your office.  Tags: Fundraising Planning nonprofit fundraising plan

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Want more planned gifts? Focus on why not how

iMarketSmart

There are a whole bunch of so-called “marketing companies” out there that say they help nonprofits get more planned gifts. Here’s the problem with this is: Planned gift websites don’t get much traffic (rendering them relatively useless). haven’t received my monthly planned giving e-blast! Can you justify that?

What are you planning for? Fundraising Predictions for 2012

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising Predictions 2012. Unless you’re fundraising for the arts or the environment. Really. Isn’t this exciting?

Softening Statements: 22 effective ways to ease into difficult conversations with supporters

iMarketSmart

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4 Keys to Successful Fundraising in 2012

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have been proactive and purposeful about fundraising. Take fundraising seriously. Nonprofits that will raise big money in 2012 will take fundraising seriously. Fundraising Planning Get Fully Funded Leadership 2012 predictions keys to successful fundraising successful fundraisingInvest in themselves.

4 Keys to Successful Fundraising in 2012

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have been proactive and purposeful about fundraising. Take fundraising seriously. Nonprofits that will raise big money in 2012 will take fundraising seriously. Fundraising Planning Get Fully Funded Leadership 2012 predictions keys to successful fundraising successful fundraisingInvest in themselves.

5 questions to ask your planned giving marketing vendor

iMarketSmart

How many highly qualified planned giving leads did you generate for my nonprofit last year? 2. The post 5 questions to ask your planned giving marketing vendor appeared first on MarketSmart | . How many of those leads could also be major gift donors? 3. Who among those leads has a donor advised fund or family foundation? 4. Contact us.

How to Plan For Fundraising Success in 2014

Wild Woman Fundraising

When you plan your fundraising, you know what’s coming up, and you can achieve a less stressful job! fundraising plan can help you plan to succeed, by laying out your goals and working backwards. Have you ever wished for more direction in your fundraising program? Have you ever made a fundraising plan?

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