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    16 New Year’s resolutions for nonprofit organizations

    January 7, 2020 | Breyana Davis

    Happy New Year! It’s time to get back to the grind and prepare for an exceptional year ahead! If you haven’t already, take some time to reflect on your nonprofit organization’s greatest accomplishments and most challenging moments of 2019. What are you most proud of? Who helped drive your success? What could you have done […]

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    How to create a culture of fundraising

    June 11, 2019 | Dan Hanley

    In a previous post, I talked about three techniques to build fundraising capacity in your nonprofit organization. One of the three techniques I discussed was creating a culture of fundraising. Creating a culture of fundraising is something I hear a lot of successful fundraisers talk about and is something that’s super important to me. WHAT […]

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    Building fundraising capacity is not impossible

    May 28, 2019 | Dan Hanley

    It’s already noon and you haven’t even responded to all the emails that came in yesterday. Your lunch appointment with a donor is in half an hour, and your afternoon after that becomes a blur in your head as you realize the rest of your day is back-to-back appointments. Somewhere in your memory you have […]

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    24 signs that you’re grant ready

    April 30, 2019 | Melissa Reams

    I get a lot of calls and emails from organizations that want to apply for grants. As soon as I start chatting with these organizations, I begin to informally assess if they’re grant ready. This helps me quickly determine: 1) if the organization would benefit from grant writing services and 2) which services would be […]

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    Why people give (or don’t) to your donation request & tips for a more successful year

    December 23, 2017 | Melissa Reams

    Like me, you probably get a LOT of donation requests this time of year. The Salvation Army bell ringer at every grocery store, the cash register change buckets

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