Monthly Archives: June 2012

Faith Based Giving Facts

From the NPT… Financial support of religious causes is a big part of American giving, but it should not be viewed as an unchanging structure. Speaking during the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) 49th International Conference on Fundraising, Patrick Rooney, … Continue reading

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Fundraising Basics

Yes, science, technology and skill sets are necessary to be successful as a fundraiser for nonprofit organizations. However, there are also several very basic axioms which, if followed, will greatly increase your success. You don’t get – if you don’t … Continue reading

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Personal Donor Touches

Get personal Our research at BBS & Associates [servantheart.com] indicated that any personal connection strengthens the relationship with the donor. Ministries involving personal sponsorship of a child, a missionary, a staff member, or some other human being have a distinct … Continue reading

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Big Event Drawbacks

As we plan our fall event, I am intrigued by these insights… When told that it was a gala day for him, Groucho Marx responded, “At my age, a gal a day is about all I can handle.” The gala … Continue reading

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Authentic Leadership

Leaders have faults like all of us.  As fellow-strugglers, leaders need to learn the value of authentic apologizing.  Honestly owning a problem will go a long way in earning the respect of those you lead – if done correctly.  It … Continue reading

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Collaborative Intelligence

J. Richard Hackman offers something much bigger in terms of assessing team effectiveness in his book “Collaborative Intelligence.” Although he wrote that the book was put together with intelligence, defense, crisis management and law enforcement readers in mind, it presents … Continue reading

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Inspiring Your Partners

Motivation is one of the driving forces behind a donor’s decision to give money. After all, why would a person give a potentially large amount of cash to a nonprofit if they didn’t have a good reason? Understanding these reasons … Continue reading

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