November 15, 2023
Overcoming Anonymous Donor Challenges: Is Your Backdoor Light Out?

We toured the Salvation Army shelter during one of my city’s Leadership classes. Besides seeing the complex and hearing the facts, our guide shared stories[…]

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May 23, 2023
Find Out: How to Increase Your Success With Bequests

Olivia Thomas, Executive Director of the Safe Place and Rape Crisis Center (SPARCC), opened a thick legal envelope. The return address lists the name of[…]

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November 17, 2022
3 Board Fundraising Planning Musts that Get Remarkable Results

Is your board costing you big bucks? You have an excellent nonprofit board of directors. They’re engaged, committed, and proactive. Yet, when it comes to[…]

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May 22, 2022
How to Set Realistic Fundraising Expectations

Everyone at your nonprofit wants to earn more revenue and raise more funds. As you plan your fundraising, how much can be raised is always[…]

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March 15, 2022
Major Gifts- How to Ask for a Transformational Gift

Bummer, you missed this Karen’s CEO Major Gift Conversation, but never fear all is not lost! Here is a snippet from the conversation where our[…]

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February 11, 2022
Finding Major Gifts that Change the World

In four years, would you like to– Grow your six-figure donors by 30 percent? Develop an event that attracts 75,000 people? Earn 50 percent more[…]

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October 13, 2021
How to Deal with Unrealistic Fundraising Expectations

“How do you handle a board that sets astronomical fundraising goals?“ Janet asked this brave question at an Association of Fundraising Professionals luncheon. Why was[…]

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March 22, 2021
Where Are Your Major Gifts? Introducing Karen’s Major Gift Finder

Many nonprofits have excellent major gift opportunities, but they overlook them. Major gifts are critical to successful nonprofits. Over 54 percent of nonprofit leaders say[…]

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September 21, 2020
7 Drivers of Nonprofit Fundraising Success

Fundraising success is an art and a science. Fortunately, when you get the science right, you create lots of room to grow skillful at the[…]

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April 30, 2020
10 Hints to Master Fundraising in Difficult Times

A 2020 Candid analysis predicts that between 3 and 38 percent of nonprofits will close in the next few years—and they studied organizations with revenues[…]

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