The Nonprofit Wrap-Up – September 2017

Nonprofit Wrap Up

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

You Can’t Help our World if People Can’t Hear You. – “This interview with Claire Axelrad will share the depth you’ve been missing in your nonprofit communications and fundraising.”
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4 Ways to Spice Up Your Fall Fundraising Appeal – “Raising money through the mail is both art and science. You must write a compelling letter that moves the donor to make a gift. And you must send the letter to people are most likely to respond to it.”
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Are you making decisions for your board members’ time? – “At face value, it sounds like a good idea to be respectful of your board members’ time. But what if you turn this situation around and look at it from a different perspective? What would you see?”
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Are you a BFF? – “I’ve been seeing a disturbing trend of late: a sharp rise in what I call BFFs: blunt force fundraisers. Nonprofit leaders willfully skipping planning to jump straight to asking.”
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Expert Interviews from Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE:

[VIDEO] The Sizable Impact of High Stakes Asking

In this interview, Amy Eisenstein sits down with Kent Stroman, President of the Institute for Conversational Fundraising, to discuss the concept of “high stakes asking” and the sizable impact it can have on your fundraising efforts.
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[VIDEO] How to Pivot with Difficult Donors

In this interview, Amy Eisenstein sits down with Anne Melvin, Director of Training at Harvard’s Central Fundraising Office, who shares some excellent pivoting techniques when speaking with donors.
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[VIDEO] Keeping Your Nonprofit Board Engaged

In this video, Amy Eisenstein interviews nationally recognized nonprofit founder and thought leader Rachel Muir, who shares some great advice about how to keep nonprofit board members engaged and accountable so they will fully support your organization with fundraising and more.
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[VIDEO] How to Get and Keep a Nonprofit Job

In this video, Amy Eisenstein interviews the founder of Wild Woman Fundraising, Mazarine Treyz, who discusses excellent career-oriented strategies for finding and keeping a nonprofit job.
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Nonprofit Pledge Card Template

If you’re creating your first pledge card or just looking to change up your existing card, use this template as a way to formulate your strategy, verbiage and ask amounts.
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Fundraising in the Wake of a Disaster

With all of the natural disasters that have been front and center recently, we wanted to share with you some timely articles, opinions and resources about fundraising in the wake of a disaster.
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There Is No Excuse For Not Having 100% Board Giving

Unfortunately, 100% board giving eludes too many nonprofits, despite it being a basic tenet of a sustainable organization.
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How Nonprofits Can Use a SWOT Analysis

When done correctly, a SWOT Analysis can be a powerful tool in your nonprofit’s strategic toolbox, but how exactly should you use it?
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Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Product Manager at Bloomerang
Cody is a Product Manager at Bloomerang.
Cody Lawson
By |2017-09-27T12:51:10-04:00September 29th, 2017|Nonprofit Wrap-Up|

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