Category Archives: annual giving

Tips for a winning year-end fundraising strategy

Whether or not you have completed your year-end giving plan, here are some tips that may help, courtesy of consultant Gail Perry. Gail offers five must-dos for your message, four must-dos for your ask, three overall strategies (click here for more on … Continue reading

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How not to leave cash on the table

Margaret King has a suggestion for how to secure a gift without leaving “a wad of cash on the table when you walk out the door.” It’s two words: prospect research. “A few years ago, one of my clients requested rush … Continue reading

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Words of wisdom from Dale Carnegie

“You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.” Dale Carnegie wrote those words. His mission was to help people … Continue reading

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Remedies for end-of-fiscal-year slump

If your fiscal year ends June 30, now is crunch time. With little more than a week before June 30, here are three ways to wind up the year with a flourish. Fundraising coach Marc Pitman offers them in his … Continue reading

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