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How to Pursue Government Funding building community support grant writing relationship building

     If your experience has been anything like mine, you learned how to fundraise mainly by doing it. For example, you may have learned the hard way that it takes more than responding to a request for proposals from governmental entities to secure funding. Usually, there are...

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How to Get Businesses Interested in Giving to Your Nonprofit corporate giving fundraising relationship building

     Research proves it. More and more companies are addressing the rising importance of philanthropy by engaging employees in charitable causes. For example, they include favored nonprofits in their brand identity and then use that association to attract talent, increase sales,...

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How to Find New Donors fundraising individual giving relationship building

      It’s getting harder and harder to garner the resources you need to run your nonprofit and meet the needs of the people you serve. According to the National Council of Nonprofits, the top two issues facing American charitable organizations are limited resources and...

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Jimmy LaRose & Major Gifts Ramp Up fundraising individual giving relationship building

     The article is about a fundraising veteran and how he is raising millions for nonprofits around the world, using your motivations. 

     You are trying to change the world for the better. You need money to do it. With money, you can hire the staff you need,...

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How to Engage Board Members board relations for executive directors relationship building

     How engaged are your board members? According to a Boardable survey, 50 percent of respondents said that they felt more passionate and engaged about the importance of their work on a board or for a nonprofit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While 24 percent of respondents...

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How to Help Board Members Measure Up board relations evaluation for executive directors

     According to BoardSource, fundraising tops the list of board challenges, as it has since they first started collecting these data in 1994. In multiple studies, fundraising ranks first among board areas needing improvement.

     According to data from an Evelyn...

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How to Find Good Board Members board relations for executive directors relationship building

     You may look forward to board meetings as much as a visit to the dentist. In my experience, most board members are good people who know next to nothing about nonprofit governance. Yet, your board is the most valuable leadership asset your nonprofit has. Board members teach the...

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How to Raise More Money on a Limited Budget fundraising marketing and communications

     If you want to recruit more volunteers, donors, good board members, motivated staff, and advocates for your cause, you need the community to get excited about supporting your nonprofit. Even though it’s counterintuitive, you will improve your community’s response...

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How to Inexpensively Broadcast Your Nonprofit’s Message building community support marketing and communications

     You have only so much funding to do all that needs to be done. For sure, you can use more money. There is so much more you could do if only you had the budget.

     Your funding comes from the community, whether you are talking grants, special events, business...

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