Monthly Archives: March 2020

Don’t Go Dark on Your Donors

We are all in uncharted territory. To be fair, the decisions are coming at a rapid pace for many organizations. But we do know this . . . you MUST keep in touch with your donors. If we do this … more

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#Wednesdaywisdom

“With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts”. -Eleanor Roosevelt          

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Have You Recession-Proofed Your Fundraising?

The blog post originally appeared last October but the words are especially relevant RIGHT NOW. So as we all hunker down at home, here are some thoughts to help weather the storm. The pundits are beginning to use the dreaded … more

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10 Tips for Communicating with Donors During a Crisis

As fellow humans, our hearts go out to all people around the world whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus pandemic and the volatile economy. As fundraisers, our thoughts turn to our clients and other charitable organizations who depend … more

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What To Do With Handraisers?

I know I am not the only planned gift officer who has been frustrated by this: you have an excellent response to some marketing effort, but when you try to call the donors who responded to further develop the relationship, … more

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#Wednesdaywisdom

“I think a potluck is the best metaphor for a diverse democracy…a place where different identities contribute…diversity is not just the identities you like…America is a potluck nation.” -Eboo Patel @EbooPatel #upswell2019          

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3 Fundraising Listens for My Fellow Podcast Addicts

I’m pretty much your stereotypical podcast addict. (And if you are too, let’s chat about the latest Radiolab, Thirst Aid Kit, or Magnus Archives sometime.) Lately, I’ve been enjoying listening to smart people from the nonprofit world grapple with tough … more

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