6 principles of a good fundraising plan

Wild Woman Fundraising

How do you make a development plan? How do you DO fundraising planning anyway? If you’ve never made a fundraising plan before, it doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are 6 principles of a good fundraising plan to get you started.

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

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

For a lot of nonprofits, that means the biggest online fundraising campaign of the year is right around the corner. The first thing I always recommend in year-end fundraising planning? Here are 6 elements to discuss and decide in your first planning meeting.

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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. You need a specific goal for your plan. If you’re currently wrestling with a fundraising plan and you’d like help, I invite you to check out the virtual retreat I’m leading on Friday, Feb 19 to walk you through my “Simple Success&# Fundraising Plan.

Don't put off fundraising planning to the fall!

Fundraising Coach

But taking a break from fundraising in the summer can kill your fundraising. We'll start in late August" Over the last few weeks, I've been hearing clients put off significant coaching and planning projects saying, "We'll start in late August or early September." Summer.

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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. Let me share a non-fundraising example to illustrate that point. In fundraising, it’s very similar. The answers to these questions (and more) form your plan.

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[Guest Post] How to Make Your Fundraising Plans for Next Year Better… and More Effective

Fundraising Coach

I''ve been enjoying Joe Garecht''s work at The Fundraising Authority for years. He''ll be teaching on How to Write a Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Plan , so I''ve invited him to share a few tips here as well.

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. Sitting on your hands and saying it’s “just gonna appear” is not a plan. If you’re scared of planning, then slay that serpent!

Enterprise Community Partners Online Fundraising Plan and Presentation

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"Prior to 2008, we had no coordinated online plan. " There are times - and many nonprofits are guilty of it - when online fundraising seems more like online waiting. This presentation was first shared at the Network for Good and Maryland Nonprofits "ePhilanthropy 101: Effective & Inexpensive Fundraising in a Downturn" program on March 27, 2009. Tags: Fundraising Case Studies & White Papers Does this sound familiar?

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. Check out our tips for integrating your offline and online tactics to best reach your donors across all channels in your online plan: Offline Mailing Tips: Ask your donors their preference. Having a fundraising walk?

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. When you’re planning your outreach, remember these three tips: There is no such thing as “the general public” Instead, you need to segment your communications to be effective and targeted.

How NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign

iMarketSmart

Today I would like to discuss how NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign. Because this is what happens to your efforts when you let your staff, your board members, your volunteers, and your donors tell you what they like most and how to design the perfect fundraiser.

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. How NOT to make a fundraising plan. Your One-Page Fundraising Road-map. Take this webinar and plan to succeed in 2015!

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What are you planning for? Fundraising Predictions for 2012

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising Predictions 2012. The Atlas of Giving is different than Giving USA in that it gives you PREDICTIONS when your fundraising is most likely to do well. Unless you’re fundraising for the arts or the environment.

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14 things you must know about your donors to win major gifts (including planned gifts)

iMarketSmart

Here are 14 things you must know about your donors if you want to raise major and planned gifts (13 of which can be obtained from a donor survey ): 1- Why do they care about your nonprofit’s mission? 14- Do they want to have a one-to-one relationship with a fundraiser/representative?

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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! A 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? A fundraising plan can guide you into taking little bites out of the big tasks that are on your plate every day! Have you ever made a fundraising plan?

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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. ’ They’ll have a written plan of how they’ll communicate with their donors and prospects, and they’ll treat their donors as partners in their work, not as ATMs. Fundraising Planning Get Fully Funded Leadership 2012 predictions keys to successful fundraising successful fundraising

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. ’ They’ll have a written plan of how they’ll communicate with their donors and prospects, and they’ll treat their donors as partners in their work, not as ATMs. Fundraising Planning Get Fully Funded Leadership 2012 predictions keys to successful fundraising successful fundraising

Get Your Dream Job

Wild Woman Fundraising

I, like most of you, fell into fundraising. Would you like to learn more about what you truly want to do in fundraising, learn how to write a better cover letter and resume, interview strong, and become truly irresistible to nonprofit employers? Started out as a fundraising intern.

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Reader Questions! I want…. EVERYTHING FUNDRAISING! Okay then.

Wild Woman Fundraising

Recently I asked my most fantabulous enewsletter subscribers (if you want to be one, click here ) what they wanted to learn more about, because, let’s face it, Most people don’t plan to get into fundraising. Then I got up and boldly said, “Okay, I’m ignorant as hell about fundraising, and I’m not going to take it anymore!” Here’s a wonderful question from a fabulous, talented and successful fundraiser in Oregon!

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. Recommendations. >> 7 Simple Lessons to Remember from Dr. Russell James About Planned Gift Marketing. >> Words That Work: Phrases that Encourage Planned Giving.

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? Tags: Fundraising Planning fundraising plan nonprofit fundraising What are your organization’s assets? Here are some examples of nonprofit organizational assets: .

RIDDLE: How do you measure the success (or failure) of your planned giving program?

iMarketSmart

I was speaking with a client recently about the success he’s been experiencing with our software and strategies when he asked a really great question: “How can I measure the success of my planned giving program in comparison to others?”

Interview with a planned giver, Paul Nazareth: What’s your fundraising journey?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Paul is an instructor on planned giving at Georgian College in Toronto. I know this is a big question, but here it is, how do you think the American and Canadian fundraising environments are different? The way we fundraise is the same difference.

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3 Things Successful Nonprofits Do NOW to Prepare for December Online Fundraising

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Year-end fundraising planning. For most of you, December is the biggest online fundraising month of the year. So stay calm and start planning. Here are 3 things successful nonprofits can and should do in September to get a leg up on year-end online fundraising.

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

iMarketSmart

Most planned gift prospects actually don’t ever want to meet you. They want to plan their gift on their own because they think they don’t need your help. If not, you need a plan. Then you’ll be able to help them make their planned gift.

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

Wild Woman Fundraising

Wild Woman Fundraising: With a One-Page Development Plan! A step-by-step guide to planning that magical plan that will help you raise all the money you need. When was the last time you looked at your fundraising plan? You need a one-page development plan.

Let’s plan for your fundraising success in 2015!

Wild Woman Fundraising

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

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The Fundraising Art of War?

Wild Woman Fundraising

Usually it is exactly as silly as I think it will be, but when I started reading this book, I realized it was actually very useful for nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Sun Tzu writes, “Do the right thing when you don’t know your different enemies’ plans.

14 problems only fundraisers understand

Wild Woman Fundraising

Fundraising is a tremendously complex, challenging job. You have this precious gift to give to the world-your fundraising talents! If you’re not an extrovert, but are an introvert working in fundraising, here’s a post for you. That is not a plan!

Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

If you send all your email subscribers the exact same fundraising emails for every campaign — year-end or any other time — you’ll never unlock their full potential as supporters. Looking to kick your online fundraising up a notch? Are all your email subscribers the same?

The Online Nonprofit Leadership Summit Rocked SO HARD!

Wild Woman Fundraising

Marc Pitman, Shanon Doolittle, Kishshana, Greg Warner, Jeff Schreifels, Mazarine Treyz’s Next Level Fundraising such great enthusiasm inspired me to take action. I am re-energized and cannot wait to implement the plans I have for 2017.”

Should legacy gift notification forms die?

iMarketSmart

Here’s how it goes: The fundraiser did a great job. This wonderfully skilled fundraiser was told that the bequest would be in the amount of $1 million. ” The fundraiser dutifully arranged the lunch.

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. Why you need a fundraising plan. 7 questions your plan must answer. Plus, you’ll hear about a virtual planning retreat I’m hosting in February. Tags: Fundraising Planning fundraising nonprofit plan

Stop swopping your donor lists with other nonprofits

iMarketSmart

This strategy could be catastrophic because many low-level donors make great planned giving prospects. Fundraising Planned Giving Lead generation for planned giving

The Real Story of MarketSmart…

iMarketSmart

But we still weren’t out of the weeds yet because many fundraisers simply were not yet ready to accept our “disruptive” software and strategies. Fundraising Planned Giving legacy gifts marketsmart

Here’s why when it comes to planned gifts, it isn’t necessarily ALL about the relationship

iMarketSmart

I have two questions that I ask people when they say that planned gift fundraising “is all about the relationship.” It’s just that I don’t believe you can say that planned gift fundraising is ‘all about the relationship’ while, at the same time, have no idea about the vast proportion of gifts that have been planned for your nonprofit.

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How Employee Matching Gifts Can Help Your Fundraising Team Succeed

Ann Green

Many of you are gearing up for your year-end fundraising campaign. This guest post by Adam Weinger gives you some great tips to help you incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising. Incorporate matching gifts into your fundraising events. Guest Post by Adam Weinger.

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Your planned giving offers need to change

iMarketSmart

Related Posts. >> 9 content offers that work well to generate planned giving leads. >> The Ultimate Planned Gift Marketing Strategy (4 simple steps). >> How to Generate More Planned Gifts with Less Money and Reduced Resources. It can’t only be about death and taxes.

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Don’t Get Caught in the Cycle of Mediocre Fundraising!

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If your fundraising is flat (or worse, declining) there are reasons why. You want to bring in big bucks, but the truth is your fundraising results are mediocre at best. Consider the Cycle of Mediocre Fundraising. Create a Case for Support to give you a basis for fundraising.

Everything you need is already in your database

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Fundraising Major Giving Philosophy/motivation Planned Giving major gift fundraising Planned Giving MarketingIn the late 1800’s, a motivational speaker gave a speech over 6,000 times.

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