Capital Campaign Leadership

Capital Campaign Leadership, this definition certainly applies to the leadership needed for a successful capital campaign. For a nonprofit organization, whether it is an educational institution, a hospital foundation, a community library, a YMCA, performing arts center or any of the many other types of groups that depend largely on private support for their continuity…

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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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Secrets to Cultivating Stronger Relationships

It has been said that there are three questions each of us must ask ourselves: Who are you? Why are you here? Why will it matter? These are good questions for any nonprofit or NGO to answer as well.  You know who you are, you know what you are here to do, and you know…

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When It's Time To Lead, Who Steps Up?

Charleston, the “Holy City.” So named because of an overriding religious history and a burgeoning reconciliation between races. A holy city’s peace shattered by bullets claiming nine lives at what has been considered the “mother” church among African-Americans, Emmanuel AME Church, founded by freed slaves long before the Civil War. A peace now torn asunder…

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The Silver Lining in a Horribly Dark Cloud

A little more than two weeks ago, the clouds thickened in our Charleston community and the torrential rains came.  First, there was a torrent of hate, fear and horrible slaughter.  But then came an even more overwhelming storm of love, forgiveness and Christian grace.  It makes me think of the promise of the rainbow from…

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Each One Matters

Human Trafficking.  It’s a horrible system you may have heard about on your favorite crime show or in movies like Taken, but how much do you really know about it?  Rescue Freedom International tells us “Human trafficking is the fastest growing criminal industry in the world, with nearly 27 million victims.  It generates an estimated…

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3 Necessities to Consider When Soliciting a Gift

  In everyday life, asking for financial support is something many of us struggle with.  When confronting someone with requests so delicate in nature, we ask ourselves questions like: Am I being clear about what I’m asking for?  Am I successfully conveying my genuine intentions?  Am I asking for too much or too little?  What’s…

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The Human Resource

  Employees are a company’s greatest asset—after all, how much work would get done without them? Even with the greatest technology and resources at our fingertips, we still need people to utilize that technology to grow our business.  We need that sharp administrator to log onto the computer to set appointments, do payroll, and manage…

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