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Fundraising Effectiveness: Are Your Donors Worth the Effort?

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Tue, Apr 02, 2019 @ 10:04 AM

Fundraising is hard enough, so it's easy to fall back on the idea that any donor will do. But you might not know what it costs your nonprofit, if you lack a documented ideal-donor profile including giving motivations. The cost could run into thousands of dollars - per hour.

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What Fundraising Can (and Should) Learn from Sales

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Tue, Dec 18, 2018 @ 10:38 AM

The terms “sales” and "selling" make a lot of nonprofit people nervous, which is too bad. There are many beneficial sales skills nonprofits would be wise to adopt, especially if you're raising major gifts and corporate sponsorship. So kindly overcome your distaste for “sales” and “selling” and read on. Fundraising and selling are two ways to generate income. Why not see what our for-profit brethren are doing that we could use??

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Management Secrets for Super-Power Fundraising

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 @ 04:19 PM

This is the first in a series of blogs about things YOU can do to make it easier for your development shop to get consistently great results and predictable levels of growth, by improving the way you manage things. 

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4 Missing Management Tools That Derail Your Fundraising Success - Part 4 of the Revolutionizing Fundraising Series

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Wed, Dec 06, 2017 @ 08:15 AM

 

This is the fourth in our series on fundraising management. Last time we talked about Three Major Duties of Great Fundraising Management. This time we’ll discuss the must have management tools for your teams fundraising success.

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