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[VIDEO] Creating A 12-Month Donor Engagement Plan

By |2020-01-17T08:59:05-05:00January 17th, 2020|Webinars|

In this webinar, Brian Lauterbach will show you the steps you need to take in order to retain and upgrade donors all year long. Full Transcript: Steven: Okay. All right, Brian, my watch just struck 2:00 Eastern here. Is it okay if I go ahead and get this party started? [...]

Creating an “All In!” Nonprofit Engagement Framework of Board, Staff and Volunteers

By |2020-01-14T15:39:40-05:00January 15th, 2020|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management, Volunteer Engagement|

No matter how large or small your nonprofit organization may be, it is imperative that every Board member, staff and volunteer enthusiastically embrace both a donor-centric approach and an enthusiastic role in the overall fundraising effort. The good news is that you don’t have to go it alone. Everyone associated [...]

How to Overcome Common Donor Resistance

By |2020-01-13T15:35:06-05:00January 14th, 2020|Fundraising, Major Gifts|

In Part 1 of this two-part series on handling donor resistance we covered some of the reasons hesitations and objections are normal, and nothing to be feared. Rather, they present an opportunity to get to know your donor prospect better and potentially forge an even stronger relationship. There is one [...]

[VIDEO] Major Gift Fundraising on a Shoestring Budget

By |2020-01-10T07:10:34-05:00January 10th, 2020|Webinars|

In this webinar, Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE will show you where to begin (even if your budget isn’t huge), which prospects to prioritize, how to develop and manage a major donor pipeline and cultivation plan, and how to get and stay organized so you reach your goals. Full Transcript: Steven: [...]

A Proven Path for Nonprofit Boards from Conflict to Progress

By |2020-01-17T15:24:46-05:00January 8th, 2020|Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Sustainability|

The worry in Howard’s voice came through the phone line. Howard, the board president of a medium-sized arts and culture organization, reached out to us to work with the organization’s board of directors. From the outside, County Theatre Co. was having a banner year, bringing record crowds to its signature [...]

No Really, What is a ‘Donor-Centric Culture’?

By |2020-01-06T13:36:22-05:00January 7th, 2020|Donor Engagement, Donor Loyalty, Nonprofit Sustainability|

A donor-centric culture is the essence of a highly effective nonprofit organization, driving its operations and fundraising. Donor-centricity is more than an industry buzzword, it’s a way of being, a way of operating. But what exactly is a donor-centric culture and how can your organization develop it? Simply stated, a [...]

New Year’s Resolution: I Will Proactively Identify Major Donor Prospects

By |2020-01-17T15:21:17-05:00January 6th, 2020|Major Gifts, Prospect Research|

Recently, in “New Year’s Resolution: Prioritize Major Gifts, Beginning in the Donor Database," I wrote about why you need to focus your resources on major gift fundraising this year. Not so much from businesses and foundations. But from individuals.  Because that’s where the lion’s share of all philanthropy comes from. [...]