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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 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 Help Donors Meet Their Goals and Raise More Money fundraising relationship building

     What are donors’ motivations to give? What are they hoping to achieve? And how do you, as the lead fundraiser, help them attain their goals? As I explain in my book The Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System:

Individual Donor Motivations

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How to Control Seemingly Uncontrollable Factors Affecting Fundraising Performance development planning fundraising

A good fundraiser may or may not perform well for you because many factors that are out of their control influence their results. For example, community interest in your mission—there may or may not be millions of people out there who are interested in supporting your nonprofit’s...

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How to Increase Fundraising Capacity Without Incurring Extra Costs financial management for executive directors fundraising

You’re an executive director. Finances are tight. You need to grow your fundraising capacity but don’t have the money to do it. What do you do?

Most nonprofit leaders focus on executing those fundraising activities that raise the most gross revenues, not accounting for costs,...

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How to Fulfill Your Fundraising Dreams for executive directors fundraising

Do you need your board members more engaged in fundraising? Is your fundraising staff meeting your overall financial goals? Do you dream of your community readily supporting your cause?

It’s what I dreamed of as an executive director. I remember being told at my first board meeting,...

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How to Raise More General Operating Monies financial management for executive directors fundraising

Are you looking for more money to pay for rent, utilities, administrative salaries, and other core operating costs? What if I told you could find it, with just a few small changes to the way you are currently fundraising?

If your agency is like most nonprofits, you have funding for programs but...

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