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The Fundraising Cheat Sheet for Board Members

By David Lansdowne Attention spans have shrunk today, especially with board members and volunteers who have myriad responsibilities weighing upon t...

A Foundation Insider’s Eight Tips to Help You Win Your Next Grant

By Martin Teitel One of my favorite sections of my book the Ultimate Insider’s Guide to Winning Foundation Grants is called “The Grant Seeker’s Rea...

How Boards Kill Great Ideas

The following is an excerpt from Jerold Panas's book, The Fundraising Habits of Supremely Successful Boards. With some organizations, if you want t...

Boards & Fundraising: Six Crucial Questions

Kay Sprinkel Grace on the questions she's asked most often about boards and fundraising. It’s a hot-button issue for almost everyone – from monol...

How to Make Your Cause Irresistible to Donors

This is an excerpt from Tom Ahern's book, Making Money with Donor Newsletters. For more information, click here. Want to make your cause irresistib...

You Absolutely Need a Monthly Giving Program, and Here’s Why

By Harvey McKinnon This is an excerpt from How to Create Lifelong Donors Through Monthly Giving. Chances are you have to persuade others in your or...

Seven Fundraising Resolutions to Ensure You Raise a Lot More Money in 2020

By Jeff Brooks, author of How to Turn Your Words into Money Just days into 2020, there’s still time to adopt new and productive habits for 2020. He...

Keep Your Donors by Answering These Unspoken Questions

By Roger Craver, author of Retention Fundraising The days of the seemingly infinite pool of new donors available to quickly and inexpensively repla...

Dream Big, Raise More Money

This exercise is adapted from Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money, by Andy Robinson and Andrea Kihlstedt. It includes 50 additional...

The Fundraising Cheat Sheet for Board Members

By David Lansdowne Attention spans have shrunk today, especially with board members and volunteers who have myriad responsibilities weighing upon t...

The One Action Needed to be a Successful Fundraiser

This article is adapted from The Fundraiser's Measuring Stick. By Jerold Panas Markita Andrews was thirteen when she was interviewed on NBC mornin...

Can You Solicit the Same Donor 21 Times a Year with Success!?

This article is adapted from If Only You’d Known, You Would Have Raised So Much More. By Tom Ahern How often can you ask in a year without driving ...