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3 Tools to Fuel Fundraising Ambassadors

Getting Attention

We all have an incredible fundraising resource right in front of us— our board member, colleague, and loyal volunteer ambassador s. Ask them!

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. We have never made a fundraising plan.

How to make the right fundraising decision every time

Wild Woman Fundraising

How can you make the right fundraising decision every time? The right fundraising decision comes from face to face connections with individuals.

What’s your fundraising asking style?


According to Brian Saber, “Your ‘Asking Style’ is based on your personality and unique set of strengths in fundraising.”

Marketing Fundraising Events: The Ultimate Checklist

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Holding a fundraising event soon? Marketing your fundraising event is a necessity to attract attendees. Fundraising Guest Bloggers

Fundraising Miracle

The Agitator

Short-term thinking is by far the greatest enemy of effective fundraising. Signs of this noxious enemy abound.

4 Ways to Incorporate Corporate Philanthropy into your Digital Fundraising

J Campbell Social Marketing

If you’re wondering how to combine the generosity of businesses and your nonprofit’s online fundraising strategy, you’ve come to the right place!

Year-End Fundraising Decisions to Make Now

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I’m coaching a fundraising team at a national nonprofit that wants to revamp its annual communications calendar. For example.

The 2016 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategic Plan Guide


For some things, spontaneity is highly desirable, but any fundraising professional will tell you that planning a campaign isn’t one of them.

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What Fundraisers Can Learn From Restaurants and Waiters


” So what’s the takeaway that fundraisers can learn from restaurants? Appreciation (recognition that the service was good). Empathy.

4 Jobs for Introverted Fundraisers

Wild Woman Fundraising

We might assume that nonprofits are full of happy extroverted fundraisers, going out and gladhanding donors like crazy. Are you an introvert?

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Fundraising vs. Facilitating


Fundraising focuses on an organization’s process for raising money by requesting donations. Fundraising is what most of you are told to do. Fundraising is what some of your board members refuse to do. Fundraising is focused on tactics that generate donations. Fundraising sometimes offends supporters.

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Becoming a Fundraising Genius

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Fundraising expert Tom Ahern is cranking out some great stuff for us this year! Copywriting Fundraising Nonprofit Communications

Fundraising Bravery

The Agitator

This so-called Fundraising Preference Service (FPS) sent the generally calm Professor Sargeant through the roof. We should all be grateful.

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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. Source:

The Curse of Fundraising Innumeracy

The Agitator

Lots of good stuff apparently came out of last week’s International Fundraising Conference and we’ll be reporting on some of that in the near future.

4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking


The post 4 keys to fundraising success you might be overlooking appeared first on MarketSmart | . Transparency – Openness builds trust.

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Why fundraisers should take some lessons from stockbrokers


Then it dawned on me that wealthy people make financial transactions with stockbrokers and fundraisers in similar ways. Bad service. Tweet this!

The Benefits Of Collaborative Fundraising

The Agitator

I noted that “this leaves little or no room for the ‘science’ part of fundraising like data analytics, predictive modeling and other higher cost skills that can aid in growth.” Breaking Out of the Status Quo Fundraising analytics / data Fundraising philosophy/profession Innovation Nonprofit management premium

6 Ways Nonprofits Are Getting Online Fundraising All Wrong

J Campbell Social Marketing

What in the world is “pure online fundraising”? 1) Online fundraising does not work in a silo. Well, duh, you might say.

Nonprofit Fundraising Basics: Matching Gifts


Fundraising events. fundraising guest postNew to matching gifts or interested in understanding the basics a bit more? Education.

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!

Turn Colleagues, Board, & Supporters into Powerful Year-End Fundraisers

Getting Attention

We’re in count down to year-end fundraising season, with its relentless pressure and never-ending to-dos. You can mix and match these traits to compose a powerhouse team of fundraising ambassadors. When you ask your people to be messengers, explain how they’ll make a real difference in year-end fundraising. Good news!

Why fundraiser job titles suck and cost you a lot of money!


This time, he researched what fundraiser job titles inspire more engagement, connectivity, and giving. My pal Dr. Russell James is at it again.

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18 habits every fundraiser should have by their first 6 months on the job

Wild Woman Fundraising

But what about fundraisers? I give you: 18 Habits of highly successful fundraising professionals. Just the best way to fundraise, NBD.

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The 5 Questions Nonprofits Always Ask Me About Fundraising Emails

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Here are the 5 questions nonprofits always ask me about fundraising appeals. Copywriting Fundraising Nonprofit Communicationsp/ekEBbH.

Educating donors is not fundraising

Fundraising Coach

I've been hearing a well-meaning but fundraising killing myth while talking to many groups and training many boards over the last few months.

A New Fundraising Classic

The Agitator

Breaking Out of the Status Quo Demographics Fundraising analytics / data Integrated fundraising and marketing Nonprofit management premium

Pokémon Go for Fundraisers

The Agitator

OK, Tom, we’re gonna have to give up Candy Crush and jump into Pokémon Go. What’s that?”, you say.

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Powerful Segmentation Ideas for Year-End Online Fundraising Campaigns

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

As you approach your year-end fundraising planning, consider these segmentation strategies for your campaign: Transactional. Of course not!

Announcing the Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

The mission of the Fundraising Career Conference is to help fundraising people build their careers. And it’s not getting better.

Why Journalism and Fundraising Make Good Bedfellows


Rather, this article is about the confluence of journalism and fundraising. I was a Journalism major. Actually, that was a huge accident.

Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Fundraising Coach

Have you ever struggled with the active voice vs. passive voice in your fundraising letters ? Quite funny, isn't it? But it's true! Engage 3.

5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! The sandwich shop)


Here are 5 great lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway : 1. The post 5 lessons fundraisers can learn from Subway (Yes! Say please. .

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Launch Your Team of Year-End Fundraisers: Free Training Th Oct 6

Getting Attention

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An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics

J Campbell Social Marketing

The post An Example Of How To Fundraise With Nonprofit Infographics appeared first on J Campbell Social Marketing. First: It’s eye-catching.

12 Fundraising Questions Major and Planned Gift Officers Should Be Asking


The best fundraisers know that you can’t ask for money until you’ve aligned with the donor’s personal mission. Tweet this!

Fundraising problems are LEADERSHIP problems

Fundraising Coach

Image courtesy of Peter Wood A couple weeks ago, I shared a story with nonprofit executive directors who get my Fundraising Kick coaching emails.

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Fundraising Hypocrisy

The Agitator

Same with the fundraising trade association. If you’re one of our 872 UK Agitator readers this is for you. Most likely the shoe also fits.

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Fundraising Careers: Kishshana Palmer Interview: Discover your strengths

Wild Woman Fundraising

The Virtual Fundraising Career Conference is coming up fast, April 13th to 15th, and I am so psyched! Fundraising is a tough job. Crazy!

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