The Nonprofit Wrap-Up – September 2018

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

Asking for Donations with Ease – Part 1: The 7 Deadly Fears of Asking – “Asking for a gift is the most feared part of fundraising. But in addition to being the most feared part of fundraising, asking is also the most critical part of fundraising.”
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3 Surprising Things I Learned From Making Recurring Donations to 115 Nonprofits – “Monthly giving is important for nonprofits. But are we doing it well? To test, Brady Josephson ran an experiment involving giving to 115 nonprofits.”
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10 Year-End Fundraising Mistakes to Avoid – “What does it take to make this your best fundraising season ever? Being purposeful about the stories you share and the way you ask can make all the difference in the world to your year-end campaign.”
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Why data is the key to beautiful donor relationships – “Too often, data isn’t given the weight it deserves in our fundraising programs. That’s a serious mistake. Because in fundraising, data isn’t the opposite of relationships. It’s what good relationships are built on.”
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How to build a better board – Interview with Kishshana Palmer – “Do you want to learn how to build a board with a shared mindset? Do you want to know why having a weak board is actually not to your advantage? If you want answers to these questions, listen to the video, or read on!”
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Expert Annual and Year-End Fundraising Advice from Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE:

Annual Fundraising: Influence “Yes” Using Psychology and Neuroscience

Here are 6 triggers and some suggested strategies for using principles of influence in your annual fundraising and offline and online relationship building.
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3 Foolproof Ways to Supercharge Year-End Donations

If you heed this research you can dramatically ramp up your fundraising this year to supercharge your year-end donations.
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Annual Fundraising Appeal FAQ

There are a lot of questions floating around about annual fundraising appeal best practices. Today, let’s look at some of the thornier questions.
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New from the experts at Bloomerang:

[FREE WEBINAR] Capital Campaign Communications: Creating a Powerful Case for Support

Sarah Durham will show you how to brand your capital (or other very large) campaign so it inspires donors to act, what printed or digital tools do you need in the quiet and public phases, and how to inspire major donors to become campaign ambassadors.
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] A Guide to the Hidden Power of Donor Surveys

You can use this eBook to learn why you should send surveys, which donors you should send surveys to, what questions to ask, and what to do with the information you receive from surveys.
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] 18-Point Annual Fundraising Appeal Checklist

With the right number of positive responses to your annual appeal letter, you can get the support you need for your mission. Get the right responses to your appeals by implementing this checklist.
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[SURVEY] The State of Donor Retention in 2018

Your responses to this short, 2-minute survey will give us an idea of whether or not your organization has the issue of donor retention on its radar.
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4 Tips for Small Shops to Find Donor Prospects

The average nonprofit has a 2% chance of getting additional gifts from a prospect. So where can you find donor prospects? Let’s start with your data.
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7 Ways That Surveying Donors Empowers Fundraisers

Here are seven ways that fundraisers are empowered when they start to survey donors regularly.
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Cody Lawson

Cody Lawson

Senior Quality Assurance & Business Analyst at Bloomerang
Cody is a Senior Quality Assurance & Business Analyst at Bloomerang.
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