Category Archives: donors

Nonprofits urged to counter intimidation

– The Agitator – http://www.theagitator.net – 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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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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Lean keys to fundraising success

Learning who the donors are and making it personal about them is “where the magic is” in lean fundraising, Erica Charbonneau told Mid-Valley Development Professionals Oct. 24. “You are the conduit” for the nonprofit’s relationship with the donor, she told … Continue reading

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For 2013: Ask, Thank, Report and Repeat

Jim Shapiro and Steve Screen gave a spirited look at the key elements of a successful fundraising plan for 2013 at the MVDP meeting Dec. 6. With 1.5 million nonprofits in the U.S. today, there is plenty of competition for donors’ … Continue reading

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New for the holidays: Focus on giving, not receiving

After giving thanks on Thursday and shopping for deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we can turn our focus to giving to those in need on #GivingTuesday, Nov. 27. A new concept looking to gain momentum as a holiday … Continue reading

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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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