Practicalities

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4 tips for a new major-gifts officer

When you’ve recently been hired, your tendency is to prove yourself and seem like an expert fast—but leveraging your “newness” may be the best way to close gifts and engage donors.

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5 surefire ways to bomb a donor meeting

There are an infinite number of ways to mess up a donor meeting, but don’t let yourself fall prey to these common mistakes!


Make way for MFA: new security measures from Salesforce

Coming February 2022, Salesforce will require all licenses to employ Multi-Factor Authentication. Here’s what you need to know.

Leveraging donor “meeting partners”

One way to improve donor meetings and strengthen donor relationships is to bring a “meeting partner”—someone else from within your organization.


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5 things to know ahead of your next donor meeting

Going into a donor meeting unprepared is the surest way to secure a bad outcome. Here are some essential tips for preparing a donor meeting.

Planning your integrated fundraising campaign

Here are the key questions and steps to building out and mapping your integrated fundraising campaign—and how to ensure you’re always improving.


What is an integrated fundraising campaign … and how do I get started?

Alright, I get it! Integrated fundraising matters. What now? Let’s explain what we mean and lay the groundwork.

Nonprofit marketing: digital and traditional

Your nonprofit is trying to reach an audience with your message. Here’s where you can find them—it’s not an either/or.


You’re (probably) not investing enough in legacy giving

It’s easy to let the urgent take the place of the important. But don’t let urgency hurt your long-term success and preclude planned giving efforts.

How the pandemic accelerated digital transformation

If the past year made anything clear, it’s that digital marketing is now longer optional. If you don’t want to be left behind, prepare your digital transformation now.




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