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Ellen Bristol
Why We Need a Fundraising Revolution

The data are in: nonprofits need better fundraising performance. AFP's..

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To Find Donors, Stop Looking

Have you ever asked yourself "where can I find donors?" Many nonprofit..

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Getting Fundraising Right: Part 2

If you want to get fundraising right and not backwards, then the first step..

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Getting Fundraising Right - and Not Backwards
“Cut it near the end,” says Owl.

“Which end?” says Pooh, “the beginning..

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Fundraising the SMART Way: Using Social Media Right, Part 2

This is the second in our series of three posts on how nonprofit..

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Fundraising War Stories: Three Lessons on Choosing Prospects

"You've got to help us out," they said, "we really need you!"  And so, with..

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Fundraising for People Who Don't Fundraise: Call for Scenarios!

Quick, boys and girls!! What's the least understood function in the..

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Who's In Charge of Fundraising, You or the Donor?

When you're fundraising, are you in charge or is your prospect?  It might..

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Jumpstart Your Fundraising in 2012!

Quick, the fundraising year's half over!  Well, not really, but before..

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Fundraising: Art vs. Science

I just had a great conversation with two people who, like me, have been..

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Where's Your Case Statement?

Hey, do you know where you put your Case Statement?  Maybe you call it your..

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