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    STREAMS AND STACKS

    Posted by DBD Team

    By Brian Keel and Bruce Berglund

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    Topics: Fundraising, Financial Development, Capital Fundraising, finance

    WHAT'S NEXT?

    Posted by Bruce Berglund

    Throughout the past few months, conversations with clients from around the country have centered on one basic question:

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    Topics: Philanthropy, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Financial Development, Fundraising Campaign, Nonprofit, Resource Development, finance, financial management

    9 WAYS TO GET STARTED AS A FUNDRAISER

    All of us were new to fundraising at some point. Even if you have a long tenure as a development professional, on-boarding new staff and volunteers can be a good reminder to look with new eyes on your organization. Keep this list of nine ways to get started as a fundraiser close to hand as you build your (and your team’s) fundraising muscle.

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    Topics: Financial Development, onboarding

    BE PREPARED

    Posted by Jim Mellor

    Like me, you may be hearing a lot of chatter about our economy. We have experienced significant economic prosperity over the past years. Is our economy headed for a slow down? Who knows?

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    Topics: Financial Development

    JUST DO IT

    Posted by Mike Bussey

    This month, the Donor By Design Group is challenging you to take action, moving from resolutions to results. Today’s topic? Stop thinking about endowment and just do it!  

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    Topics: Endowment, Financial Development

    FINE PRINT

    Posted by Thom Peters

    While flying the friendly skies has become a routine part of my life, I still don’t take safety for granted (code for, “I am still afraid”). Like most folks, I pay little attention to the pre-flight safety instructions, but I do look for the nearest exit and – if seated in an exit row – which way to throw the window in the event of an emergency.

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    Topics: Communications, Financial Development

    SIMPLE BUT NOT EASY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund

    I often tell clients that I wish I could make this work sound more complicated. After all, they’ve brought me in to talk to their team about a campaign that will be vital to the organization’s future. Surely I must have complicated graphs and algorithms to make it all work? When it comes right down to it though, fundraising tactics are really quite simple.

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    Topics: Fundraising, Financial Development, Fund Development

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