Hi there. My name is Ima Donor.   Sometimes I give to your nonprofit.   I like your cause, but I’m really thinking about switching my donations to another nonprofit.   Why?   Honestly, I feel like my money doesn’t matter.   I can’t give huge amounts of money (I’m sure you have people who30

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Your thank-you letter is like an electric power tool, just waiting to be used.   If you’re like most nonprofits, your tool isn’t fully charged and doesn’t give you the results you’re looking for. It’s missing the mark, like a drill not fully capable of creating a hole.   If you want to build relationships30

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This isn’t the same old fundraising.   In the past, we raised money by simply asking.   We asked through the mail. We asked in person. We asked at events. And we raised money.   Today, there are more nonprofits than ever, which means more people than ever are doing the asking. The competition is30

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If you’re looking for a quick, easy, affordable, and dynamic way to thank donors this holiday season, then check this out: Make and send a thank-you video. It’s super easy to shoot. Just use your smart phone. No fancy equipment or skill needed (isn’t THAT a relief!). With YouTube being one of the biggest social30

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You worked hard on the appeal. You poured your soul into the story. And…… You got a gift! Yay! Think you’re done? Not quite. It’s easy when you’re super busy to move on to the next thing on your ‘to do’ list. But the next most important thing you need to do is to get30

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If this is the question rolling around in your head, I’m not surprised. This is how most people think about it. And most people struggle to find new donors. But you’re not like most people. You’re here learning how to be a smart fundraiser. What you need isn’t the answer to the “where do I30

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July 1st is an important day.   For many, it’s a new fiscal year.  For others, it’s the halfway mark.   Either way, it’s a good time to pause and evaluate where you are.   Sometimes we all get so busy with the doing that we don’t do enough of the thinking.   One of30

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