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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If you’ve been raising money for any length of time, you know that it’s not always the easiest job. In fact, sometimes, it can be downright hard. Let me tell you about a conversation I had recently with a client. This woman is a smart, educated, professional Executive Director of a rather large nonprofit. She’s30

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One of the fastest ways to raise big money for your nonprofit is to work with individual donors, especially those capable of giving major gifts. It’s not that hard to do, yet many nonprofit Fundraisers avoid it like the plague. Why? They’ve got a personal fear of asking for money. Here’s a short video where30

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I bet you have more needs at your nonprofit than you can shake a stick at. You have programs that need to be funded, special projects to undertake and maybe equipment or vehicles you’d like to have. Sometimes you can get a foundation to fund those particular needs, but most of the time, the most30

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Many nonprofit staff  and volunteers dream of the day when a donor will walk into their office and hand them a large check. But it’s only a dream because they don’t know how to find those donors, much less encourage them to give big money. So here’s the thing:  it’s not rocket science. Identifying and30

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Thanks to my guest Hank Lewis for today’s post. I think you’ll like it. Who Is A Major Gift Prospect?? By Hank Lewis, MA CFRM When the question of major gift fundraising first arises, many unsophisticated board members, volunteers and staff immediately begin talking about the “rich and famous” — with Bill Gates being the30

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