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February 16, 2023

Prospect Research for Planned Giving: 5 Fundamental Steps

Prospect Research for Planned Giving: 5 Fundamental Steps Planned gifts can be hard to predict—donors may never notify you when they create one, meaning you can’t thank them, get to know them, or learn why they decided to give in the first place. This also makes it harder to identify characteristics that might signal other planned giving prospects. For many nonprofits, planned giving isn’t a top strategic priority. It might be casually promoted in one-on-one […]
February 17, 2023

[PODCAST] Getting Your Board to Fundraise

Getting Your Board to Fundraise In this episode, we speak with Darian Rodriguez Heyman about getting your nonprofit board to fundraise. Fundraising with the board can be accomplished by clarifying expectations for board members, including: fundraising efforts creating consensus around board expansion priorities making better use of everyone’s time in board meetings The episode discusses tools such as the member agreement, annual personal capacity gift, rapid response donor gratification committee, and sponsorship introductions that streamline […]
February 23, 2023

Achieve Nonprofit Brand Clarity: for New Founders

As a new nonprofit founder, you can uniquely shape your organization’s identity with brand clarity. But, if your brand message needs clarity or consistency, you risk losing potential supporters. This article will explore four essential tips to help clarify your nonprofit’s brand and attract like-minded supporters who care about making a difference. You might not realize it, but your brand could be coming off as confusing to your donors, staff, and constituents. Just as an […]
February 24, 2023

[PODCAST] Myths and Realities of Major Gift Solicitation

Myths and Realities of Major Gift Solicitation In this episode, we speak with Edward Leibman about gift solicitation. This episode investigated whether nonprofits should pause major gift solicitation during economic downturns. Currently, many nonprofits are considering pausing their solicitation efforts. However, experts advise against this approach. While it may seem counterintuitive to ask for donations during tough times, major gift donors may still be willing to give, and pausing solicitation may lead to missed opportunities in […]