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Our Ask An Expert series features real fundraising questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity.

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[ASK AN EXPERT] How Do You Persuade Boards To Scale Back Events In Favor Of More Cost-Effective Fundraising Strategies?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to persuade their board to scale back events and focus on fundraising strategies that [...]

By |2021-08-24T10:36:30-04:00September 11th, 2021|Ask An Expert, Fundraising, Fundraising Events, Nonprofit Boards|

[ASK AN EXPERT] What To Do When Lead Development Staff Won’t Leave Their Desk

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to encourage their Development Director to take meetings with major donors.   Dear Charity Clairity, [...]

By |2021-08-06T11:02:17-04:00August 7th, 2021|Ask An Expert, Major Gifts|

[ASK AN EXPERT] How Should Donor-Advised Fund Gifts Be Recognized?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how donor-advised funds should be recognized in their annual reports.  Dear Charity Clairity, I appreciated reading [...]

By |2021-05-05T20:41:39-04:00May 22nd, 2021|Ask An Expert, Donor-Advised Funds|

[ASK AN EXPERT] How to Negotiate a Gift of Realty with Strings Attached

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to deal with a potential legacy gift that has conditions attached.  Dear Charity Clairity, About [...]

[ASK AN EXPERT] What is the Purpose of Publicizing Legacy Gifts?

Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a fundraiser who needs advice on how to shine a light on their legacy giving program by publicizing bequests.   Dear Charity Clairity, [...]

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