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A Cautionary Tale: Not Enough Time to Raise Money

I recently spoke with Nancy, the development director of a small social service organization. Over a few minutes, she outlined for me the things she was called on to do in her job.

Nancy has a problem that you probably have too.


Stop Looking at How Much You Raise

This might sound radical to many fundraisers, but here’s my top recommendation for 2017: Stop looking at how much you raise.


How to Get Your Whole Organization Behind Major Gift Fundraising

What would be possible if your whole organization supported a full-scale major gift fundraising program?

  • You’d be able to raise tons of money to fund important projects and urgent expenses at your organization.
  • You’d have a cadre of loyal, happy engaged major donors.
  • Your board members would actually participate and open doors.

Little Fundraiser Annie: The Gift Will Come in Tomorrow

 

To be a major gifts fundraiser is to be like that iconic redheaded orphan, Annie. Tomorrow always looks better and it is only a day away. Just as we know the sun will come out tomorrow, you know that the gift will come…eventually. However, donors are much less predictable than the sun. They make decisions on timetables that work for them.


5 Cures for Your Worst Fundraising Challenges


Your fundraising job never ends.  If you’re like most of us, you’re having a hard time keeping the donors you have.  Getting them to make larger gifts.  Finding new donors.
 
Here’s 5 tips to overcome your biggest fundraising challenges: