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Do you spend a lot of time revising fundraising copy? Many CEOs have complained to me privately about this. I’m talking about drafts of grant proposals, letters of intent, donor appeal letters, fundraising reports, cases for support, newsletters, even donor emails—documents like that...

Most nonprofits will plan one or two big fundraising auctions per year leading to high expectations. Organizations need to find a multitude of ways to increase revenue streams to avoid leaving much needed money on the table. The following are some tips to help development teams create financially successful events...

Anyone on social media sees the requests for help. Someone’s friend finds herself in a tight spot, or a group they work with is seeking online donations for a building fund, so they post a message about it and include a link where we can give a couple dollars to help. It is crowdfunding, and it works...

Social scientists identify several differences between Millennials and other generations. For example, Millennials are less interested in owning cars and houses or starting families than Baby Boomers. However, Millennials also typically have high levels of student debt and may live at home longer than people from other age groups...

Here’s a novel concept: Donor extortion isn’t fun. In fact, it’s pretty darn terrible. Duh. So, can someone please tell me why I keep seeing so much of this demeaning practice going on in the fundraising space?!...

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