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More Personalized Donor Cultivation

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The invitation was personal. Or for a request for pro bono fundraising assistance for a group that has made a personal difference to me? The loveliest card came in the mail for me two days ago, from a local modern dance organization associated with a MacArthur genius award choreographer. My connection? No one has picked up on this.

Personalized Donor Cultivation

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Get it all (by which she means a planned gift from the person’s estate).” Colleges and universities call it “move management.” Most other fundraising folks call it “cultivation.” Grassroots Fundraising Guru Kim Klien describes it as “Get some. Get more. Get more. Get more. The plan may change as visits uncover new things about the prospect.

Fundraising Items of Interest Around Katrina

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Thanks to Michael Gilbert and his Nonprofit Online News for his personal list of items of interest related to nonprofits, social justice in general, and the response to Hurricane Katrina in particular. Take a look, for example, at the updates on the New Orleans Zoo and Aquarium at the American Zoo and Aquarium Association web site.

Gentle Nonsense, It's Dadaism Month!

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Today I break the rules of professional business blogging and blog-blab on about ideas pretty much unrelated to my blog's topic (fundraising and social change, for those still tuned in). My ol' college buddy Boog Highberger, current mayor of Lawrence, KS (Go Jayhawks) and unwavering Gentle Anarchist, has declared International Dadism Month. 2, Aug.

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Notes from the Independent Sector Conference

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Peter Goldberg , CEO, Alliance for Children and Families, testified to the enormous value of the personal satisfaction possible working in this sector. Trying my best to be responsible, covering the Independent Sector 25th anniversary annual conference for Foundation News and Commentary , I took too many handwritten notes.

Include Finance Folks in Fundraising Plans

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A practical, thoughtful person. From a discussion on Charity Channel's development office list. Christine Manor, the poster, is a national leader specializing in nonprofit accounting. Luckily for organizations around the Washington-Baltimore area, she lives and works around here. "I

Meeting with Funders

Fundraising Breakthroughs

New to grantseeking, this person has experience in other forms of fundraising. Then, I’ve got sufficient relationship to get an in-person meeting. Although foundation people will say you don’t need to meet with them to get a grant, my track record tells me that grants are more likely to come after in-person meetings.

Handling Vague Verbal Pledges

Fundraising Breakthroughs

You're on the phone—or at lunch—with a prospective donor and the person promises to send a gift of "$500, maybe more, before the end of the year," or "$500 plus $3000 to $5000 more, depending on xyz situation." The "hearer" tells (the assigned person). Hearer" thanks graciously. When and how would you like to pay it?

#Fundraising: Online/Mobile Donations Still Need The Personal Touch

Non Profit Marketing 360

Stanford University commencement address in 2005. Apple's online memorial. He helped build a great computing tool.

Farewell Steve Jobs

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

I did not know Steve Jobs personally, but I did follow his endeavors quite closely throughout the last decade. We need more people like this.

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Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

So I pulled out a deck I presented to the AMA Oklahoma Chapter in 2005 (!). 10 + 1 Blog Take Aways -- from 2005.

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6 Quick Behavioral Economics Lessons for Fundraisers

Nonprofit Marketing Blog

What it is: In this case, the peer pressure comes from the simple power of the personal ask. If someone personally asks you to do something (especially in person or on the phone), you’re more likely to go along with the request to avoid embarrassment and disappointment, or to win praise. Accountability & Recognition.

Creating a Culture of Data-Driven Philanthropy

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Deshmukh received her BA from Amherst College in 2001 in English and Fine Arts and an MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2005.

Why Donors Drop Out

The Agitator

The membership person immediately found my record and apologized for the mistake. Carefully study Bloomerang’s “Donor Loyalty” chart below.

PDF 2011: The Arab Spring Examined

A. Fine Blog

This year’s Personal Democracy Forum was focused, as you would expect, on the Arab Spring. Jobs, the regime. And so on.

Social Media "Pioneers" Tell Why

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently many of my social media conversations seemed to be about the perception that social is a young person’s game. Ghostbusters. and me.

“What, me, ask for a raise?” An interview with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

I met a guy a couple of months ago who was making the same amount as I made ten years ago here in 2005. And, I said, “Make it a person.

The Fundraising Rock Band

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

The person who gets the blame when things go wrong. The wit, the pith, the worldly wisdom, oh my. The Fundraising Rock Band. Hit it, Jeff!

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Boo! What Is Your Scariest Thought About Social Media?

Diva Marketing Blog

Organizations need to be careful not to assume a simple Google search always results in learning the correct information about the person in question!

A Nonprofit by Any Other Name

Fundraising 123

When Christopher Gavigan became CEO and executive director in 2005, he inherited a name with plenty of equity but also plenty of detractors inside and outside the organization. "The silhouette didn't connect with the personality of this little person or the larger story." So ownership was muddled at best.

What Should Nonprofit Leaders Expect from the Development Officer?

Get Fully Funded

As a consultant to nonprofits, my blood just boils when I am asked by executive directors or board members, “So, we are thinking about hiring a development officer, how long it will take before this person is raising more money than the salary we pay them?” So, let’s hire a fundraising staff person. The result? Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE.

Want to do political fundraising? Interview with Joe Garecht of The Fundraising Authority

Wild Woman Fundraising

Lawless and Fox 2005). You can do online media, You can be someone who writes, direct mail or newsletters, You can be an operations person.

Creating Personas for Priority Groups of Social Marketing Programs

Social Marketing and Social Change

These traits should help staff and partners connect with the type of person who is your program priority. 2005). References. Brown, T.

10 Marketing Realities Nonprofits Need to Accept to Succeed

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Think about when you host in-person events. Reality 6: Personal and organizational personalities, or brands, are blending. Agree?

Interview With American Marketing Association CEO Russ Klein

Diva Marketing Blog

One might even say, AMA set me on the road to social media when I chaired its first conferene on blogs in 2004 into 2005. . and more.

Designing Community Campaigns For Weight Loss

Social Marketing and Social Change

As far as we were concerned, the more participants they recruited and personally supported to lose weight, the better for all of us. 2005).

Interview with Ed Garsten: Chrysler's Twitter Storm Back-story

Diva Marketing Blog

Strictly forbid those who have access to your social media accounts from doing so on devices that are also used to access personal accounts.

Interview: How can you start fundraising from nothing?

Wild Woman Fundraising

In 2005 I made an art blog – I also make encaustic art. Probably the last person left in such a hurry that she didn’t leave any instructions.

How to make a splash! Marketing Your Nonprofit Educational Programs

Wild Woman Fundraising

Presented Tuesday, November 29, 2005. When you should communicate by e-mail, telephones, mail, or in person. What is the outline?

8 “Pinktober” Promotions that Deserve a Ribbon

Selfish Giving

It shows in how much Delta has given to the BCRF since 2005: $3.5 Funds raised will benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation. million.

Moving On

Selfish Giving

Joanna MacDonald has been my closest friend and colleague here at BMC since 2005. "I have great faith in a seed. But I bet she won’t!

What Your Sponsors REALLY Want: August 9th

Wild Woman Fundraising

You will learn how to articulate your value to sponsors on paper and in person. August 9th, 2012 3pm EDT OR September 6th, 3pm EDT. Thank you!”

Interview with Alex Brown, Author: Great and Goodness Barbaro And His Legacy - Part 1

Diva Marketing Blog

So let’s turn the clock back to 2005 – 2008 when you were Sr. One of my favorites is Alex Brown. . Recently Alex wrote a book. To be continued.

Creating a Fundraising Strategy: What Do You Need to Consider?

Fundraiser Ideas

In 2005, noted Harvard Business Review columnists W. Personalizing the work of your organization can often produce a larger public response than if you were to run a “faceless&# fundraising campaign. As someone looking to fundraise, there are many options available at your disposal. Blue Ocean Strategies.


Free Webinar: Finding and Keeping Volunteers May 13th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Where to find in-person and virtual volunteers. Do you have too much to do? Are you struggling to keep up with your massive workload? AND MORE!

Four more years? Already?

Donor Power Blog

Okay, that probably doesn't mean much, but four years ago yesterday (July 5, 2005) this blog was born. Back in 2005, there weren't many readers.

Dear Western Donors: “For God’s Sake, Please Just Stop”

Wild Woman Fundraising

This title quote comes from a person at a concert by Bono, who feels that aid does Africa more harm than good. Half the Sky! Read it! Digg this!

5 Steps to Finding the Ideal Email Service Provider

Fundraising 123

But our ESP, which we’d used since 2005, just wasn’t up to the job. Some organizations slave over creating just the right email but their ESPs let them down in getting the right email to the right person in the right format. That was our situation 18 months ago, and I was completely flummoxed by it. With your list size? What isn’t?

Rhode Island Election Results 2010

Fundraising Breakthroughs

Providence, the rhode island election results 2010 to keep the rhode island election results 2010 and legal custody are determined by the non-possessory parent's overtime will be presumed innocent and it is rare, if ever, that good servants of the rhode island election results 2005. If the rhode island election results 2010 no contact order.

4 Steps to making your first donor retention calendar

Wild Woman Fundraising

On a personal level, try something that looks like this: . Our donors don’t give year after year. Today it’s 27%. Try focusing on.