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How to Deal with Crazy Ideas from Your Favorite Supporters: Added Value Video

You love your supporter, but sometimes they come up with impossible, even dangerous ideas. Here are some tips on how to work with the challenge of bizarre ideas and to transform them into help for your nonprofit.

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How to Get More Anonymous Donations: Added Value Video

Someone special left your nonprofit an anonymous gift. How can you build a relationship with the donor or at least begin one?

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Everything’s Great! Warning! Warning!: Added Value Video

Why should nonprofit board members be wary when CEOs tell them that everything’s great? How do CEOs hurt their organization’s and their longevity by painting blue-sky-only forecasts?

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Creating Effective Calls to Action: Added Value Video

At the end of almost every nonprofit communication, we appeal to our listeners and readers to take action. How can you make your calls to action compelling, so you gather more money and resources for your nonprofit?
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How Can Your Nonprofit Win a Grant?: Added Value Video

Where do you stand the best chance of getting a grant? And how can you find organizations that give grants? Watch Karen’s mini-introduction to this complex subject.

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What is the Board’s Role in Fundraising?: Added Value Video

Do board members have to fundraise? Or, is giving a personal gift and creating an excellent revenue strategy enough? Let’s answer this long-asked question once and for all.

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Watch: Are Kids Your Philanthropic Sweet Spot? Practical Business Philanthropy

You might want to consider supporting children as the focus of your practical business philanthropy. Here’s why: You can help your employees, please your customers, and get significant ROI.

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How to Handle Grant Rejections: Added Value Video

You didn’t get the grant. Bummer! But don’t let that stop you from discovering if you still have a chance, how to improve your future, and getting a referral.

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Setting Firm Follow-up Dates with Donors: Added Value Video

Meeting with a donor? How can you close with a firm follow-up date? What to say, when to offer options, and why you want to make a promise.

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Three Smart Questions to Ask Development Candidates in Interviews: Added Value Video

Getting ready to hire development staff? Here are three questions to ask in your interviews to help you identify the best candidates. (1)

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