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CREATING JOYFUL GIVERS

Posted by Laura DeVries

 

This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

 



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Topics: Stewardship, Ask, Donation, Asking, Donor Love, Year-End Giving, Church Fundraising, Church Stewardship, Gift Of Giving, Nonprofit, Online Giving

SHARE WHY. TELL HOW

 

This month, we're thinking about thanks... especially for those who support nonprofits in their important work. It's time to think outside the box about stewardship. 

 



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Topics: Ask, Donation, Asking, Year-End Giving, Gift Of Giving, Nonprofit, Online Giving, Tax Law, gifts of stock

FOUNDATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

Posted by Michele Goodrich

In any given year, grantmaking foundations in the United States award BILLIONS of dollars to nonprofit organizations. 

If you want to increase your chances of receiving some of those funds, consider thinking of foundations as individual donor prospects.

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Topics: How To Ask, Asking, Strategy, Planning, Communication, Ask For Advice, Making The Ask, Preparation, grants, grant writing

CREATING A MAJOR GIFTS CULTURE IN 2021

Posted by Bruce Berglund

By Bruce Berglund and Jan Brogdon

Too often, major gift efforts are confined to the framework of a campaign. We ask for these gifts when we have a goal, but we really don’t work to cultivate those major gift donors between and before campaigns. In a time where capital campaigns were slowed or even stopped, some organizations used 2020 to grow a deeper connection with major gift donors. How can the learnings from their experiences, and yours, shape the way you move forward from here?

Any of you that have worked with us know that we believe Case, Leadership, Prospects and a Plan are the key elements of successful fundraising. Consider how you can use this structure as you analyze your own situation.

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Topics: Leadership, Learning, Donation, Major Gifts, Case For Support, Asking, Goals, Nonprofit Leadership, Case Statement, Fundraising Campaign, Gift Of Giving, Covid

TELLING (AND LISTENING) YOUR BETTER STORY

Posted by Bruce Berglund

When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Bruce delves into a better way to approach the ask.

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Topics: Ask, Fundraising, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Asking, Face To The Case, Interest Raising

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