Valentine’s Day is not just for couples.   The holiday reminds us that everyone deserves love and attention.   That includes donors, too.   It’s one of my favorite holidays to spread a little love to my donors.   As a Development Director, I used to get kids’ valentines and send them to my best30
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I hear it all the time –   Where do I find new donors? Is there a list somewhere?   Ha ha. Uh, no.   There’s no magic pill you can take that will somehow attract rich people to your cause like moths to a flame.   That would be cool if it were real.30
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The moment that a donor clicks on a “Donate” button or mails in a check is a moment of celebration. And you should celebrate — pop the champagne and pass around the finger food. You deserve it! But a donor’s first gift shouldn’t be your organization’s endgame. It should be the start of a journey:30
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Even if you’re not a big Lord of the Rings fan, you still may recognize the key phrase “One ring to rule them all” from the epic movie and book trilogy.   But what you might not recognize is this: Hidden in that one line is a simple yet critical key to making this year30
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Last week, I shared 10 things you need to do MORE of in 2017 if you want to fully fund your nonprofit’s mission. (Read it here if you missed it.)   Today, I have 10 things you need LESS of this year.   Why?   Sometimes less is more.   Cut out the things that30
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  What’s the best thing about a new year?   Is it a fresh slate and a chance to start again?   Maybe it’s having several days off to rest and recharge.   I think one of the best things about a new year is the chance to hit the ‘pause’ button.   We have30
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