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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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