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4 easy ways to update your nonprofit database

As you prepare for your year-end push, here are four quick ways to improve your nonprofit database.

Envelopes and Obligation: What’s wrong with Catholic parish fundraising, and how to fix it.

Taking a new approach to fundraising would help reinvigorate parishes financially and spiritually.


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The key to hospital fundraising success in the wake of COVID-19

Healthcare institutions across the country are hurting financially. As hospital fundraisers, now is the time to step up our game.

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Branding is more than you might think it is

More than a beautiful logo or a catchy tagline, branding is an essential part of how your nonprofit builds a reputation and relationships with your donors.


The best rhetorical techniques to help you win hearts, minds, and donations

At first glance, fundraising writing can seem counter-intuitive, even gimmicky. But it’s also honest, clear, and grounded in time-tested techniques and principles of classical rhetoric.

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The basics of “lift notes” in direct mail

Lift notes can improve your direct mail package and engage more readers. Here’s an intro to the basics of lift notes.


How to start a successful major donor club in 7 simple steps

Nonprofits that have a donor club and consider it an important part of their fundraising efforts have an average per-donor contribution level 49.6% higher than those that don’t.

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A conversation with Jeremy Beer on his new e-book, Fundraising When Times Are Bad: A Guide for Nonprofit Leaders

This economic downturn caught us all off guard. Nicole Rizkallah sat down with Jeremy Beer to discuss his new e-book, Fundraising When Times Are Bad, and his thoughts about fundraising through a pandemic and an economic downturn.


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A tale of two nonprofits

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times … and it was a strategic development plan that made all the difference.

Three essential keys for hiring a successful fundraiser

Avoid the mindset that assumes new employees will be “magic bullets.” Instead, set them up for success.




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