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6 principles of a good fundraising plan

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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.

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. You need a specific goal for your plan. Tags: Fundraising Planning nonprofit fundraising plan 1 more? 100 more?

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

Fundraising Planning for the New Year! Free Webinar January 28th

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Would you like to plan to succeed in 2013? If your fundraising plan languished in a drawer last year, you’re not alone.

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. Tags: Fundraising Case Studies & White Papers Does this sound familiar? Online donations trickled in on their own." How much will they donate?

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.

4 Myths About Fundraising You Need to Stop Believing

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

Free Webinar: Planning for 2015 on 12/4

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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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Proof that planned gifts increase annual giving revenue


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


How exactly ARE fundraisers supposed to know how well THEIR planned giving program is doing compared to other nonprofits? List size.

Get Your Dream Job

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I, like most of you, fell into fundraising. I’ve been in fundraising over ten years. Started out as a fundraising intern.

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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? Tags: Fundraising Planning fundraising plan nonprofit fundraising

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


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!

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


I have two questions that I ask people when they say that planned gift fundraising “is all about the relationship.” Yet, I think we need to recognize that a solid relationship with a supporter, advocate or member will definitely affect their legacy planning decisions. Those two things don’t add up.

How to rock your development plan: Webinar April 19th

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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!

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I am re-energized and cannot wait to implement the plans I have for 2017.” The quality of the attendees was just unbelievable. Thank you.”

Should legacy gift notification forms die?


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

Stop swopping your donor lists with other nonprofits


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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The Real Story of MarketSmart…


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.

Do you really need to buy a planned giving website?


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

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. I’ll tell you.

How NOT to design the perfect fundraising campaign


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!

Your planned giving offers need to change


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


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


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

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


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

What are you planning for? Fundraising Predictions for 2012

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

How to Plan For Fundraising Success in 2014

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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? Planning Annual Campaigns.

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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! Planning backwards.

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Your Fundraising Plan Checklist

Wild Woman Fundraising

Here is a Fundraising Plan Checklist that you can use every time you start a new appeal, campaign, event, or grant proposal. How much do we want to raise? Are you going to try to raise $3,000 with your annual report? Are you going to try to raise $20,000 with an event? What is a potential stumbling [.].

People won’t “give ’til it hurts”!


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.

Reinvent your legacy society to become a stewardship society instead


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.

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


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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My Gift To You This Holiday Season


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

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. Here are some tips for putting a fundraising plan in place. . This will help make the plan real and your goals more achievable.

A surprising way to increase planned gifts

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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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Should your planned giving website include a calculator page?


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. A 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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