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Planting Donor Seeds: Let’s Raise Millions Together

How can your staff let your donors know exactly what you need at your organization? Listen to this video to discover how one staff member planted seeds about the need for operating funds. Use this idea, to help your prospective donors to give in a way that helps the most. Watch this space for information about how to get your copy of Let’s Raise Millions Together.

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What Is The Most Common Reason Nonprofits Struggle with Revenue

What Keeps Most Nonprofits from Earning More Revenue?

What is the most common reason that nonprofits struggle earning more revenue? It’s not lack of opportunity but something else that you have under your control. Listen to discover how to organize your day, so you make progress on earning more revenue every day.

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Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

Answer These Five Questions to Find Out

Do You Have Strategic Pain or a Strategic Plan?

A new customer’s sent me a copy of their strategic plan via email.

When I got it, I laughed out loud. The email reference line said, “Strategic Pain.”

Was this a typo, an autocorrect, a Freudian slip, or, a secret in-house name for a process the sender takes up under duress?

Let’s face it, for many organizations creating a strategic plan is a pain. Perhaps they worked hard constructing a beautiful document that …

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What Is The Most Important Board Member Characteristic?

What Is The Most Important Board Member Characteristic?

Do you want to recruit new board members? What is the most important characteristic to seek? The ability to write large checks? An extensive network of friends? Or, how well they work with others? All of these characters will provide value to your nonprofit organization. However, the key characteristic is something else. Watch to learn more.

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Why Does Your Board Resist Helping with Fundraising?

Board resistance arises from four sources. Which one is healthy? Which three are unhealthy? By analyzing the sources, you can determine how to proceed to blow up the resistance. Listen to begin your investigation on why your board resists and to learn how to prevent two common types of resistance.

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Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and the Importance of Ranking Your Values

Two Hard-boiled Eggs and The Importance of Ranking Your ValuesBehind five travelers and their roller boards in Hudson News in the Denver airport. Two hard-boiled eggs sat in a refrigerator case.

After jiggling to the case, I grabbed the eggs, then bumped my way to the end of the checkout line. The line moved quickly until the women ahead of me, stopped everything. She had two children and three rollers in tow. “I’d like to make a return,” she said to the clerk. “I bought this five minutes ago.” …

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Are People Afraid of Fundraising?

Most people are afraid of fundraising, right? What IF fundraising is not actually the source of their fears, but something else is? What if that something is under your control? When you the why behind people’s fear, you can help them conquer their apprehensions and, instead, use the energy to help grow your revenue.

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Nonprofit Marketing vs Development: What’s the Difference?

Development and marketing, these two words, oft-used inter-changeably, reflect distinct concepts and overlapping functions, both are needed to draw new revenue and resources to your nonprofit. Listen to discover why marketing and development need different budget lines and how to measure the results of each.

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The Magic Circle of Next Helping Your Board to Expand Your Circle of Influence

The Magic Circle of Next

Helping Your Board to Expand Your Circle of Influence

The Magic Circle of Next Helping Your Board to Expand Your Circle of Influence

In Funny Girl, Fanny Brice sings that people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. Nonprofits need people. That makes you lucky. This post explores a simple board action to gather more people, including potential donors. The task has nothing to do with asking for money. Instead, board members inquire about their contact’s interests to learn who belongs in your magic circle of next. The results will bring …

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How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit's Sponsorship Dollars

How Can You Grow Your Nonprofit’s Sponsorship Dollars?

You can find new sponsors, create more value, do less work and raise more dollars. Listen to this video to discover how to grow your sponsorship dollars.

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