Has this ever happened to you?   A campaign doesn’t go well. A grant doesn’t come in. Unexpected expenses pop up. Something goes wrong and throws your whole budget out of whack.   It puts your nonprofit between a rock and a hard spot financially, and all eyes look to you to pull a rabbit30

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Nancy Stanley cares about helping other people, especially those who have nowhere else to turn. In fact, she helped start Mercy Medical Clinic to provide free medical services to people in need in the Vidalia, GA area. Even though she didn’t know a lot about running a nonprofit or fundraising, she was willing to give30

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Did you know there’s an upper limit to how much money you’re comfortable asking for? It’s called a money ceiling and we all have one. We’ve all got a number and it’s somewhere close to the biggest gift you can imagine getting. Can you see yourself asking for and getting $500? How about $5,000? $50,000?30

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Have you set your theme or picked your word for the year? I have one for you. Relationships. The organizations that are going to be the most successful in fundraising this year are focusing on relationships – with their volunteers, their Board, their best supporters and their donors. Why relationships? Well, money is not going30

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As fundraisers, we talk to wide variety of people – team members, volunteers, clients, and yes, donors. For many, meeting with and talking to donors is out of their comfort zone. And building a relationship just so you can ask for money – well, that just feels downright wrong to some. Does this sound like30

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Money. The very word makes most of us….even fundraising professionals…cringe. Being a fundraiser doesn’t mean that you’re comfortable asking for or discussing money. Isn’t that funny and maybe a little odd? It is such an important part of just about everything we do and yet it is a topic that we fear. Nonprofits must have30

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I’m excited to share with you my review of Andrea Kihlstedt’s new fundraising book, “Asking Styles: Harness Your Personal Fundraising Power”. You know how there are lots of personality profiles out there? Maybe you’ve done DISC or Myers-Briggs or something similar? Well, Andrea Kihlstedt has found a way to identify your asking style, based on30

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