Monthly Archives: July 2011

Donor Touches – Because Donors Are People Too

Most people do not like being asked to give money. Donors do not often look forward to the solicitation or asking experience. Many organizations don’t talk to their donors at all or the only time they talk with them is … Continue reading

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What Today’s Donors Want

8 Fundraising Trends for 2011: Survey Results of What Today’s Donors Want Here are the key discoveries from Penelope Burk’s latest survey of 22,000 donors from all over North America.. 1. Donors plan to be more generous in 2011. A … Continue reading

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Development Professionals Concerned About Federal Deduction

Samuel Fanburg is reporting on a recent survey exposing worry by fundraisers. Unsurprisingly, more than three-quarters of fundraisers have grown weary about a White House plan to limit charitable deductions, believing the passage could result in a precipitous drop in … Continue reading

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Organizational Leadership

Measure Twice, Cut Once. My friend Bob has great insights on careful decision making…

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Diving Deeper for Donor Leads

Diving Deeper for Donor Leads. Good post on Major Gift cultivation

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Letter of Inquiry to Foundation

One of your key revenue streams for your non profit organization is grant monies.  The foundation world can be intimidating to many, so let me outline an easy first step after you find a foundation that has a mission statement … Continue reading

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Corporate Giving Projections – Chronicle on Philanthropy Survery

Corporate Giving Slow to Recover as Economy Remains Shaky Cash donations rose in 2010, but big companies expect a flat year ahead, a Chronicle survey finds Charitable giving by America’s biggest companies will probably be flat in 2011, after a … Continue reading

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