Author Archives: MVDP Oregon

Grantwriting scam revealed

The Nonprofit Association of Oregon has alerted its contacts that an organization (The Funding Institute) is perpetrating a scam by advertising a grant training in Portland Sept. 16-18. NAO was alerted by a grantwriting instructor who was victimized earlier by … Continue reading

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Nonprofits urged to counter intimidation

– The Agitator – – Urgent Alert to U.S. Nonprofits–Immediate Action Needed Posted By Roger Craver On August 13, 2015 @ 1:00 am In Fundraising philosophy/profession,Nonprofit management,Research,Transparency,Uncategorized | 1 Comment If you’re willing to turn over the list of … Continue reading

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An insider’s view of crowdfunding success

Ghazal Vaghedi, a committed proponent of “crowdfunding,” presented the case to MVDP Thursday for why and how nonprofits might adopt this technique. Ghazal, the vice president for digital philanthropy at in San Francisco, said that crowdfunding is “using the … Continue reading

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Assessing digital fundraising at MVDP April 16

“Nonprofit crowdfunding is changing the landscape of online fundraising and growing at an exponential rate.” That’s the assessment of Ghazal Vaghedi, who comes from San Francisco April 16 to present “Best Practices for Building a Successful Online (Crowdfunding) Fundraising Campaign.” … Continue reading

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Samantha Swaim: Special appeal is where the money is

Samantha Swaim emphasized the “special appeal” as the most important element of a nonprofit’s fundraising auction, because that’s where the money is. She spoke Thursday to Mid-Valley Development Professionals in its 2015 kickoff event. Swaim heads Swaim Strategies, a Portland … Continue reading

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Kim Klein shows how to make the ask

Author/trainer/consultant Kim Klein was on her game Thursday as she presented a workshop on how nonprofits can improve their asking for gifts. This was the third of six programs on the schedule for Mid-Valley Development Professionals, and Kim did not … Continue reading

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How to succeed at major donor fundraising

Jim Shapiro of The Edge Group in Seattle brings a concrete set of best practices to our April 24 meeting, designed to increase revenue and deepen relationships between nonprofits and their major donors. The program will be held at the … Continue reading

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