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March 1, 2018

Power Questions Your Major Gift Donor Will Love

Here’s a natural, friendly and much more successful approach to major gift fundraising. I’m showing you how to develop a warm, easy relationships with your major gift prospects. Relationships where they feel heard and understood. A relationship that builds trust and credibility. When you take a donor-centered approach to a major gift, you let the donor lead the way. She feels entirely in control. She never feels “presented” to or pushed. And she’s much more […]
February 28, 2018

Size Matters in Unexpected Ways, Suggests New Report on Lean Foundations

The following article is cross-posted from Alliance magazine blog. Based out of the UK, Alliance magazine is the leading global magazine on philanthropy and social investment. “Lean” foundations—those with few or no staff—make a significant contribution to American philanthropy but their size conditions how they operate according to the latest annual benchmarking report from Exponent Philanthropy (EP), which supports small foundations.
February 27, 2018

Bitcoin: What Nonprofits Need to Know and How It Might Give Your Fundraising a Competitive Advantage

Bitcoin news has been everywhere in recent months. With so much buzz around this relatively new way to pay, it’s important to know how it works, and to think about whether your nonprofit should be either accepting donations in bitcoin, or indeed actively targeting successful Bitcoin investors.  So, what exactly is Bitcoin, and how might it impact your nonprofit’s fundraising?  
February 27, 2018

Step Away From the Plaque (And Get to Know Your Donors)

Recently, I found myself in a development team meeting with an age-old topic on the agenda: the annual stewardship plan. Our team leader for this meeting kicked off the conversation with a question: What would be the perfect stewardship piece to deliver to top donors this year? I listened for a moment as other members of the team began to share ideas and reminders of items used in past years. And then it hit me. […]