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3 MORE Things Your Org Needs to Succeed at Fundraising

Ready for more after reading part one? I thought so! Here are 3 MORE top-down approaches to improving your charity’s fundraising efforts. Like my first list, you’ll notice that these do not directly involve the fundraising team. Here we go. … Continue reading

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3 Things Your Org Needs to Succeed at Fundraising (spoiler: none of them involve fundraisers)

Hi there! Ever wonder what more you can do or say when your organization is looking for more fundraising revenue? The majority of established mid- to large-size charities look to major gifts from individuals to secure sustainable funding, and donor … Continue reading

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Tracking Donor Relationships: Your Cheat Sheet for Raiser’s Edge

  Some relationship fundraisers dread using their customer relationship management system (CRM). Too complicated – too fussy – too many tabs – too many other things to do instead!   Raiser’s Edge is a great example of a very common … Continue reading

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Starting Your Planned Giving Program in 3 Steps

  3 steps? Could anything be easier?? No, not really.       STEP ONE Update your messaging to let donors know you’re open to receiving bequests. On your direct mail reply device: Add a couple of checkboxes with these … Continue reading

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How to Study for the CFRE Exam

Did you read my other post on prepping for your Certified Fundraising Executive certification (CFRE)? If not, check it for tips on how to get your points for the three categories. Once you have those, you can study and register … Continue reading

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How to Get Your CFRE

Hi friends! Please enjoy this 3-minute audio post on how to get started on your Certified Fundraising Executive designation, the global credential for the fundraising profession. This post focuses on the 3 categories of points that you need before writing the … Continue reading

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Give Up On Getting Your Board To Fundraise?!

A 3-minute audio blog on when and why to give up trying to get your board to fundraise, and some better ideas on how to spend your (and their) time.

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Tips for Your Transition to the Charitable Sector

So you want to jump the fence from corporate refugee to the charitable sector? Read on for an insider’s advice. Think about your motivation It takes passion, but don’t stop there. We’re in a competitive sector with high standards that … Continue reading

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How to Prep for Your Fundraising Interview

You already know the basic preparation for your job interview:  examples of successes, how you handle failure and challenging co-workers, and what to say when they ask you about your weaknesses. But as a fundraiser there is some specific preparation … Continue reading

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Why You Should Go To That Fundraising Conference!

It’s fall (or whenever) and you’ve got those back-to-school ants in your panties. You hear about a sexy fundraising conference – yay! But then reality sets in when you consider the following. They’re a lot of money! And you’ll probably … Continue reading

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