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How Has the Changing Economy Impacted Nonprofit Fundraising?

Posted by Bruce Berglund
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Topics: Capital Campaign, Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Fundraising

Podcast: Show and Tell Works

Posted by DBD Team
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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Fundraising, Storytelling, Fundraising Management, Vision, Giving, Campaign Planning, Nonprofit, Client Stories

How One Donor’s Visit to a Vision Room Inspired Her to Increase Her Gift

Posted by Sara Luke
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Topics: Capital Campaign, Donor Stewardship, Fundraising, Capital, Fundraising Management, Vision, Giving, Campaign Planning, Nonprofit, financial management

HOW THIS YMCA SHOWED LEADERSHIP IN THE MIDST OF A CRISIS

Posted by DBD Team

 

One of our core axioms at DBD Group is "Leadership is Everything.” The success of an organization can be directly tied to the strength of its leadership.

We recognize that leaders can be found throughout the organization and in non-profits big and small. More than a title on a business card, leadership is the ability to guide and influence others toward a bigger vision. We are pleased to highlight and recognize examples of leadership all month.

 


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Topics: Success Stories, Donor Stewardship, Volunteer Appreciation, Donor Love, Donor Recognition, Nonprofit Leadership, Volunteers, Communication, Donor, CelebratingOurClients

WORKING TOGETHER. FOR GOOD.

Posted by Sara Luke

 

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: Collaborations, Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Nonprofit, partnership

FINDING CERTAINTY

Posted by Bruce Berglund

One doesn’t have to be glued to the news to sense the uncertainty that is gripping the stock market, our nation and even the world. As a nonprofit professional or volunteer, how do you continue to seek support for your mission while acknowledging the volatility of our political, economic and health landscape?

 

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship

THE THANK YOU TREE

Posted by Thom Peters

My friend Larry Webb, business owner and philanthropist, has been a big supporter of the Leelanau Conservancy in Northern Michigan. Larry is one of those donors who does not find naming opportunities important to his giving. In fact, when he was asked about a naming opportunity for this project, jokingly answered, “Just put my name on a tree.”

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, thanks

HOW IT IS GIVEN

As you review your yearly gifts and remaining asks, consider the following questions…

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, gifts of stock, Donor Advised Funds

CHILL SUMMER

Posted by Robin Jordan

I recently had an enlightening conversation with two smart, ambitious high school graduates. They were ready to take on the world. Both had a positive attitude towards planning and fulfilling future goals.  One of the things we discussed was the transition from high school to college. When I asked the about their pre-college summer plans, the graduates’ response was they were going to have a “chill summer”. 

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Renewal, Fundraising Campaign, Church Stewardship

LESSONS FROM 2008

Posted by Bruce Berglund

We are towards the end of an unprecedented 10-year growth run in the stock market. Many analysts agree we are overdue for some sort of correction. I have no idea if they’re correct … and if I did, I’d be on a beach sipping a fruity drink and not writing this blog!

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Topics: Donor Stewardship

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