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Relationships

For many in nonprofits and in business, the focus is on the money. Raising money and making money. I hear it all of the time. In my world of nonprofit fundraising, too much focus is put on how much someone can raise or how much a …

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Keep fundraising

I read that individual/family giving to nonprofits was down 6% in the first quarter. Many of you (most?) won’t be surprised to read this. What I’d like you to consider is that this does not have to be the narrative for your nonprofit. Keep fundraising and …

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Is LinkedIn helpful?

Like many parts of social media, LinkedIn seems to have it’s positive and negative moments for people. I recently have seen some peers in non-profit fundraising post about their challenges with LinkedIn and after reading all of the comments on their posts (by far negative) I …

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Donor relationships

I have said many times that I love the “R” word, meaning that I love the word “relationship”. It is a word that too often is overlooked by fundraisers and professionals in philanthropy. And that really needs to stop. If you are passionate about your organization’s …

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Thanking donors

When boards and non-profit leadership talk about fundraising, individual donors are typically, and easily, talked around or even not thought about. Meanwhile, so many of us have donor retention rates under 40% and direct mail response rates are under three percent. I can see why many …

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