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    FUNDRAISER OF THE YEAR

    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Jun. 16, 2021

    I’m nominating Alice S. for “Fundraiser of the Year.”

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    Topics: Success Stories, Donation, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Professional Development, Goals, Making The Ask

    FOUNDATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Jun. 7, 2021

    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

    NEEDY VS WORTHY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Apr. 23, 2019

    I have the wonderful opportunity to learn from our clients and their volunteers across the country. The wonderful balance of staff and volunteer engagement makes this work rich and rewarding.

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    Topics: Volunteer Leadership, Board Leadership, Development, Making The Ask, Donor, Nonprofit

    THE PAIN IN YOUR ASK

    Posted by Jon Simons on Mar. 6, 2019

    Fundraising is a lot like yoga. If it hurts, you are probably doing it wrong.

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    Topics: Ask, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Patience, Making The Ask

    BRIDGING THE GAP

    Posted by Lora Dow on Mar. 16, 2015

    A big part of what I do with my non-profit clients is help them to develop and refine their case for support? What’s a “case?” It’s simply a collection of compelling reasons (both data and stories) as to why an organization is worthy of support. You’ve probably made a case for support at some point in your career – be it a letter, a grant proposal or a sales conversation over coffee.

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    Topics: Case For Support, Art Of The Ask, Storytelling, Cultivation, Making The Ask

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