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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The Need to Be Clear

by: David Phillips Top 10 Effective Fundraising Rules Rule #1:  Always approach prospective donors with two carefully trained people, at least one of whom should be a social and/or business peer of the prospective donor. Rule #2:  When you solicit a gift, you need to be crystal clear—especially as it relates to the amount of…

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Surefire Ways to Identify Your Major Gift Prospects, Part 1

Going from an innocuous list of people in your database to a select list of top prospects is not difficult, but it does require discipline in an orderly process to distinguish who can be a leader, who has the interest in your cause and who has the wealth to make a difference. In the fundraising…

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4 Guiding Principles for Cause-Related Marketing and Commercial Co-Ventures

Partnering with commercial businesses can be a great way for nonprofit organizations to fundraise. Over the past decade, cause-marketing relationships between nonprofit and commercial businesses have grown exponentially in popularity.  Campaigns like Yoplait Save Lids to Save Lives, Dove’s Campaign for Real Beauty, American Express’ The Members Project, Nike’s Livestrong Bracelets, and The Gap’s Product…

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“Giving Them What They Want”—from Broadway to Social Media

In the musical “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” two con-artists, Lawrence and Andre, sing this ironic song about how they can get what they want simply by giving the people they want it from, exactly what THEY want (check out a clip from this song at http://goo.gl/pe908F ).  We’re not trying to encourage you to steal from…

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Nail Your Most Important Conversation of Today

This article comes from Dr. Laura Mixon Camacho’s Mixonian Blog found here: http://mixonian.com Don’t you love it when you see you’re having a positive impact? In a recent coaching session about how to have more impact (read “be heard”) in this client’s organization, I immediately saw that what she thought was the problem, was not actually the…

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Communicating the Ask

“Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you.”  (Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9)  This is excellent advice to everyone, and most especially fundraising professionals or people seeking support for charitable organizations.  All charitable organizations need the contributions of generous people to meet their obligations and to…

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