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25 March 2010

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What's your favorite color? And other donor get-to-know you questions

Get to KNOW your Donors! You are not in the fundraising business! You are in the relationship business! Ask open-ended questions. Be polite. If […]

24 March 2010

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23 March 2010

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Where do you see yourself in five years?

“Eating a croissant, walking down the streets of Paris.”

“Living off of my lottery winnings.”

22 March 2010

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Hey! That's MY work!

Did you ever have a boss who took credit for your work? For instance, you spend days and nights producing a grant that will […]

16 March 2010

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Do you belong to a fundraisers union? Should you?

If there is corruption at your nonprofit, who can you go to? Who helps you get a fair salary for your fundraising experience? Where […]

12 March 2010

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How Nimble are Your Development Skills?

“Are you defined by passion and effort or effort and risk?” -Manuel Zarate

7 March 2010

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2 March 2010

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Ask your nonprofit leader, "Do you care more about your job, or the cause?"

“But,” Ms. Pelosi continued, “the American people need it. Why are we here? We’re not here just to self-perpetuate our service in Congress. We’re here to do the job for the American people,

1 March 2010

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Is your nonprofit stifling you?

Do you come to work with a sigh?

Do you daydream about working at other nonprofits, or getting out of the field entirely?

Do you seem to have lost your motivation?

Do you search for other jobs at work?

22 February 2010

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The Fundraising Fog of War

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What are you assuming about your donors? About your members and constituents? What are you assuming about the culture of people you are helping, versus the people you ask for support?

21 February 2010

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Livetweeting your Abortion

Currently, on twitter, there is a woman named Angie who is making history. She is livetweeting her abortion, which you can follow at @antitheistangie.

15 February 2010

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Why market your nonprofit to women?

If you’re not marketing your nonprofit differently to women, you might want to ask yourself why not. How would marketing to women look different from marketing to men, trans people and other genders?

8 February 2010

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How Can You Use SMS/Text Messages to Get Donations?

How can you make your message urgent enough to get people to give via text?
Obviously, the US State Department isn’t going to step in for you, not even if you stamp on the ground really hard and have an “earthquake” at your desk.

2 February 2010

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This is what gives fundraising a bad name.

“The fundraising letter comes in the form of a “survey,” a frequently used device for partisan fundraising, but this one has a twist: calling itself the “Congressional District Census,” the letter comes in an envelope starkly printed with the words, “DO NOT DESTROY OFFICIAL DOCUMENT”

27 January 2010

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Elementary my dear: How to interview and find out if your boss is a bully

When you go in for that nonprofit job interview, pretend you’re Sherlock Holmes. Nothing escapes you. Look around. Is this environment going to support you and your goals? What kind of question is that? Isn’t everyone scrambling to find a job? Even if you are scrambling, and you feel that you HAVE TO take the job, these questions are here to help you decide if this job is going to be a difficult one.

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23 January 2010

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Fundraising in a downturn: The Power of Leaderless Organizations

In this economic downturn, how are you responding? How quickly are your funders responding? How about your donors?

I just sat down and read the first chapter of “The Starfish and the Spider.” Talk about an inspiring book! You can read it here, too. This book, written in 2007, is relevant today in thinking about four things.

1. File sharing
2. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan
3. Montezuma, Cortez, the Apaches
4. Grassroots movements

22 January 2010

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How to negotiate your salary

Video Post

Do you want a bigger salary? This is a how-to video for women to negotiate salaries from Ramit Sethi of http://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/. It shows key negotiation tactics for how you can get a better salary in your next job. Often we, as women, do not negotiate for the salary we really want. Here’s how you can move beyond that.

22 December 2009

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Advanced Fundraising: Your Career

Where do you want your fundraising career to go? Do you want to become a Development Manager? Development Director? Executive Director? Director of Annual […]

22 December 2009

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Advanced Fundraising: Managing Others

Managing Others Development is a crucial department for any nonprofit organization. Not only are development staff tasked with getting all money for the organization, […]