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Why It’s Smart to Thank Your Donors Today

Why is Valentine’s Day an excellent time to thank your donors for the gifts they made at the end of the year?

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#36 How Successful Nonprofits Reduce Donor Fatigue

How Successful Nonprofits Avoid Donor Fatigue

Why do donor’s get burnt out? How can you avoid contributor fatigue? What are the dangers of saying, “Thank you and…?” Karen covers all this and more in this video.

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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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Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns

Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships

Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns

Using the Discovery Process for Better Sponsorships Shift Your Thinking to Increase Your Returns“How are you, honey?” the voice said.   

Ah, I thought, a call from a loved one, but I didn’t recognize the voice. So, I asked, “Who is this?”

“Stop pulling my leg,” he said.

“No, really,” I said, “I don’t know who you are. How did you get this number?”

“The operator.”

“You have the wrong Karen Davis.”

“Ha! Very funny.”

“Sorry, you have the wrong number. You’re looking for a different Karen …

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Three Nonprofit Money Myths That Sink Organizations

Karen discusses three common nonprofit myths that damage nonprofit organizations. Do any of these three myths operate in your organization causing damage and lost revenue? Listen to this video to discover the myths and what you can do to eradicate them.

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How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

How Can You Thank Your Donors So They Give Again?

You’d like your donors to give again and again. How can you thank your donors in a way that maximizes their future gifts and involvement? Listen to this video to get answers about how to write a thank you note that expresses gratitude and much more.

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Asking Your Friends to Give

Asking Your Friends to Give Without Generating Vexing Quid Pro Quo Obligations

Asking Your Friends to GiveWhen I was a college freshman, I lived in all female dorm. That year, Hollywood released the movie 10. The storyline revolved around a man in the midst of a mid-life crisis. He meets a woman, played by Bo Derek, whom he ranks physically, as an eleven.

Inspired, Stowe B, the most notorious male dorm on campus began grading women walking by their center-quad living room window. Using a poster board and a huge font, they ranked an occasional …

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Why You Need a Giving Policy?

Why You Need a Giving Policy? How Can You Write a Good One?

Why You Need a Giving Policy? Getting too many requests for donations? Failing to get intriguing applications? Here are just three, of a half dozen, reasons why a giving policy, will help you to solve these challenges and more.

  1. Superior Investments 

The process of making a policy invites you to clarify your values without dealing with specific individuals or causes at the same time. Using the policy will improve your decision making. As you review proposals, you’ll think, “We love this, and it fits with our …

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Guest Post: Inspire and Engage Your Community of Supporters with Entrepreneurial Nonprofit Leadership

Welcome guest blogger Kathy Kingston! 

Would it also surprise you to know that your fundraising auctions and benefit events are an untapped, golden opportunity to connect your supporters meaningfully and deeply to what they love and care about most about your great cause?

However, attracting and retaining generous donors requires a shift in thinking.

Today’s, entrepreneurial nonprofit leaders, the subject of an upcoming event with the same name, understand the unique power of strategic fundraising auctions, galas and benefit events …

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The Top Ten Things Your Donor Needs to Hear From You

1. Thank you.
2. We see you as more than a just as a fat wallet.
3. We want to help you to achieve your hopes and dreams.
4. We are interested in what you want but also what the nonprofits needs. We will work to find ways to honor both needs in our relationship.
5. We will not take advantage of our relationship with you. This non-profit is worthy of your trust.
6. We respect you.
7. We will …

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