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April 17, 2018

Are You Building Relationships Or Collecting Checks?

On December 31, 2017, I became a statistic. I joined the 60 percent of donors who become former donors to the charities they had been supporting.
April 14, 2018

Navigating Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conversations

What’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and Why Should We Care About It? It’s easy to talk about the things we have in common. When we meet people, we start with what we all relate to. “Is it still raining out there? Are you also flying home? ­­­You got tickets to Hamilton?!” It’s a lot harder to talk about differences. It’s even harder to talk about differences when they’re about our identities.
April 13, 2018

4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month! Yes, you heard that right: there is a whole month dedicated to honoring volunteers across the country. Not only does the month commemorate the selfless efforts of so many people already volunteering, but encourages others to get out of their comfort zone and take action in bettering their communities. Most nonprofits interact with volunteers at least a few times a year, whether that’s recruiting dozens for a big fundraiser, or […]
April 13, 2018

How to Ask Your Campaign Committee Members for Their Gifts

One of the characteristics of most successful capital campaigns is that they ask for gifts from the “top-down, and inside-out.” That’s shorthand for saying that you’ve got to solicit the people who can give the largest gifts first and the people who have been most involved with your organization and your campaign—that is the campaign committee members and the board.