I read “Good to Great and the Social Sectors” recently. I’m a big reader of all things nonprofit and there are a couple of things in this short book that really resonate with me that can be applied to any nonprofit organization. The first thing in the book that struck me was the importance of30

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Jeff Brook’s new book is a must-read for everyone who is serious about raising money. It contains dozens of simple, practical ideas that you can easily implement for big results.  (Many of his key points are things I’ve been teaching my clients for years, except he expresses them far more beautifully than I do!)  Jeff30

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I love sharing good resources with you and I’ve got a good one today! My friend and colleague Kent Stroman has written a book called “Asking About Asking” and it’s a must-read for those thinking about or already working with major gifts. Kent addresses all the common questions that most folks have about major gifts30

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Marketing is something that many people think they understand, yet few really do. In nonprofit fundraising, marketing is key to success. Fundraising marketing at its simplest is about finding the those people who are likely to care about your cause and giving them the chance to support you. It’s not necessarily about sales, although that’s30

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I got ahold of a great book recently that I want to share with you. It’s “The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards” by Jerold Panas. It’s a quick and easy read, and chock-full of wise nuggets. Here’s some of what I found inside: Without a consequential mission, you’re like a blindfolded kid swinging at30

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