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How to Identify Major Donors: 4 Important Moves

How to Identify Major Donors: 4 Important Moves You want to identify potential major donors, but you aren’t sure exactly where to start. You need to know where to spend your time. You need funds now. I remember meeting with a client desperate to raise more money to...

6 Uses of Social Media to Influence Major Gifts

6 Uses of Social Media to Influence Major Gifts Are your major donors on social media? Sure they are! They are tracking their college buddies on Facebook, posting recipes on Pinterest, following their favorite artists on Instagram, reading from their influencers on...
How to help Board Members Craft their Elevator Speech

How to help Board Members Craft their Elevator Speech

How to help Board Members Craft their Elevator Speech I met with an unhappy board member several years ago. He explained to me that when he gets involved with a nonprofit, it is not in a small charitable way.  He gets passionate about “his” nonprofits. He explained...
You Must Clarify Your Message

You Must Clarify Your Message

You Must Clarify Your Message You must clarify your message if you want to raise money for your nonprofit – crisis or not.  In fact, let me tell you my failed attempt of creating a clear and compelling message.  While at the foundation, we created this beautiful...