Wrap Up

We wanted to share with you some nonprofit articles, opinions and resources that caught our eye in the month of February.

Breaking Down Nonprofit Silos, 1 Murder-Mystery Weekend at a Time – “For the second year in a row, my client, Rich Rumsey, VP of development and communications at Project HOPE has forced me to do unusual things with unusual people.”
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The Greatest Idea for Retaining and Upgrading Donors – “Every charity wants more money from donors. If only existing donors would write larger checks, become monthly supporters, make a major gift, and/or commit to a planned gift, there would be less pressure on the fundraising staff and the organization would be able to do more to fulfill its mission. But, how can you raise more from your donors if they do not stick around?”
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Donor Stewardship Game for Nonprofit Board Members – “At first this may sound like just a silly or simple game. The reality is this is a powerful way to utilize your board members to create a meaningful donor connection and assist you with donor stewardship.”
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Catching the Not-for-Profit Goldfish – “At no point in humanity’s evolutionary history have we had access to more information. But it’s getting someone to notice your message in the first place that’s the challenge. So why is this relevant to charities?”
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The ROI of Donor Relations – “Having the opportunity to help organizations change their relationships with donors is a phenomenal privilege. Combine that with helping them realize a boost to their bottom line through donor relations and I’m in hog heaven!”
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

[DATA] The 2015 State of Major Gift Fundraising

We wanted to know how fundraisers approach major gifts, so we asked over 700 of our friends and followers. You can view the results of our non-scientific (but fun!) survey and compare it to your own efforts.
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[FREE WEBINAR] Let’s Get Personal – Elevator Speeches and Personal Stories for Fundraisers

Join R. Daniel Shephard, CFRE for an examination of the distinctions between the Elevator Speech and the Personal Story, as well as instructions on how to prepare and share them with your key audiences, including professional colleagues, key volunteers, and – most important – prospective donors.
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Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Product Manager at Bloomerang
Cody is a Product Manager at Bloomerang. Cody holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Rhetoric from Wabash College. He also holds a Juris Doctor degree with a concentration in Health Law from Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis. He's been a valued member of Bloomerang since the doors opened in 2012.