Campaign Meetings with Sizzle . . . and Efficiency

The first questions potential campaign volunteers pose often focus on time. Typical time commitments include prospect communication such as calling to set appointments, writing door-opener and follow-up letters, and actually making visits. These are time-consuming activities, and volunteers usually understand that they are essential and that only they can perform these duties.

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What is the Importance of Campaign Report Meetings?

Capital campaigns are extraordinary undertakings requiring extraordinary effort from those involved. “Those involved” include the fundraising professionals responsible for designing and implementing the campaign, professional staff of the organization, the donors and volunteers. The purpose of this article is to focus on one element in the implementation of the campaign plan that requires the active…

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Consistent, Methodical Work

“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” –  2 Timothy 4:7 Why do some people seem to achieve the greatest heights?  What do they do differently than most people?  Are they more intelligent, physically stronger or more gifted or talented?  I think not.  They are the…

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6 Signs Your Non Profit Needs a New Website

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Are you getting that sinking feeling that your nonprofit’s website isn’t helping your mission as much as it could? Having an effective website is an important step to achieving your goals. Look for these six signs that your nonprofit needs a new website, and find tools and tips to better assess how your current site…

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Fundraising During a Pandemic?!

5 things you can do to raise more money in the 4th quarter of 2020 “A good plan, violently executed now, is better than a perfect plan next week.” – General George Patton Nonprofits are three quarters into calendar year 2020, which is a logical time for reflection, and recalibration as you enter the best four fundraising months of the year.  The…

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The Development Officer’s Challenge

Staying Connected as We Approach our ‘Next Normal’ Over the past year, we have all been encouraged to keep our social lives to our immediate family.  We long for the connection of a handshake or a hug with an old friend. I always remind new clients that development and stewardship should not really be called…

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Seven Ways to Grow Your Network

Networking is about creating a “small world” of really great relationships and about growing the influence and reach of your organization. This doesn’t just happen; you have to make a consistent effort at it. You no doubt have heard of “glad-handing,” “working the room,” or “mixing it up.” That’s part of what needs to be…

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Now What? Things you can do to Snap Back Stronger Post-Pandemic

All of us have been through a trying year (or more) since the start of the pandemic. Many have been scrambling to keep businesses afloat, nonprofit organizations have generally been much more ‘non-profit’ than ever. Business and nonprofits alike have been losing money so fast that many have closed, and the related lost jobs have…

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