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23 December 2014

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I wish I could give you this for Christmas

Let me tell you a story about my family. My family came to visit me in October. We were sitting at a restaurant, and […]

2 October 2014

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The Fundraising Art of War?

How can you use Sun Tzu’s Art of War for your nonprofit? Recently I bought a book called The Art of War plus the […]

29 September 2014

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15 ideas for virtual volunteers from the Virtual Volunteering Guidebook

Do you have a hard time getting your volunteers to stay? Are you just dissatisfied with the quality of the volunteers you have? Did […]

21 August 2014

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16 June 2014

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this research backs this up!

Why Sadvertising is actually a good thing

  What’s the deal with Sadvertising? The concept that nonprofits have to make sad ads to get people to donate. As Tom Ahern likes […]

10 June 2014

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This one tool is essential to major gifts asks

What is that tool? I often get nonprofit clients asking me, why can’t I just talk about the grant we got or the number […]

5 June 2014

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6 tips to be a better nonprofit manager

Here’s my first post about Brene Brown’s incredible 2012 book, Daring Greatly. This week I want to talk about what you can do to […]

27 March 2014

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What can you do to succeed in fundraising?

That may be the wrong kind of question! It might be more important to fail in fundraising as many ways as possible. I picked […]

4 March 2014

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How can you stay creative in fundraising?

 How can you stay creative in fundraising? I turned to IMAGINE, by Jonah Lehrer, to get some answers. Here are some marvelous tid-bits from […]

20 February 2014

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50+ Ideas on What You Can Blog About

If you’re blogging and feeling stuck, you are not alone! Take it from someone who has blogged since 1999, blogging is HARD! It’s a […]

17 February 2014

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How to get tons more traffic for your nonprofit blog

When I first started blogging to build an audience for my book, I read Yaro Starak’s blog. He said that the way he got […]

28 January 2014

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New Free Ebook: Show the Love

Wow! I am so excited! This ebook is finally here! If you’ve ever wanted to learn more about how to keep your donors, this […]

24 January 2014

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Interview with Pamela Slim, author of Body of Work

[raw] [/raw] You may know Pamela Slim from her book, “Escape from Cubicle Nation” but today we’ll be talking about her new book, “Body […]

20 January 2014

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Book Review: Pam Slim’s Body of Work

  I have read a LOT of career guidebooks. Heck. I’ve even written one myself! The trouble with books like “How to be, do, […]

9 January 2014

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Book Review: Fundraising with Businesses by Joe Waters

My friend Joe Waters just came out with a new book, called Fundraising with businesses. What’s it about? Well, if you thought that sponsorship […]

19 September 2013

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Get the Job! Your fundraising career empowerment guide

5 Star Review: Get the Job! Your Fundraising Career Empowerment Guide

Today you might have read this 5 star review of my new book from Joanne Fritz at Nonprofit.About.com. Here is a small piece of […]

3 September 2013

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Are you a foundation looking for nonprofits to fund? Consider this.

Are you trying to ‘maximize” your “resources” and “optimize” your “funding dollars”?

Are you looking for a nonprofit with a good 5 year plan, and programs based on research?

Are you looking for a predictable (yet innovative) model of human behavior that other nonprofits can follow for “reproducible” or “Replicable” results?

1 August 2013

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Want a new fundraising job? Check out my new book!

Have you been burned out by a job? Would you like to learn how to make the best of a nervewracking situation? Since the […]

8 May 2013

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30 April 2013

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How to write a story for an appeal letter

wired for story

People usually dread getting appeal letters. They want to trash them. But every once in awhile, someone opens one. And then you’ve got a chance. You might get them to read past the first paragraph. And possibly, do more than glance at the picture.

Imagine if people looked forward to getting your appeal letter. Imagine if they were excited to get your grant proposal!