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1 June 2016

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 June 1, 2016
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Giving Trends from ATlas of Giving

The 2016 Giving Downturn – What’s causing it?

Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am chatting with Rob Mitchell of Atlas of […]

31 May 2016

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Annual Report Masterclass

It’s time to make your annual report. How can you make it better?

Does this describe last year’s annual report? Your pictures of your cause are tiny, out-of-focus, or just plain amateurish. You don’t have a list […]

26 May 2016

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YWCA Living Our Mission Cover

This annual report helped their appeal raise over $460,000

Here’s an exclusive interview with YWCA Cincinnati annual report creator Nancy Spivey. Their annual report (combined with their appeal letter) made them over goal, […]

23 May 2016

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Fundraising the SMART way

14 Questions to Find a New Donor for Your Cause

Fundraising isn’t JUST about money. It’s about relationships. How can you start to build a relationship with a donor? Conversation about their values. And […]

14 January 2016

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Hamlin Grange

Next Level: Hamlin Grange interview

Check out this interview with Hamlin Grange-then join us for our Next Level Conference April 4th and 5th 2016. MT: This is Mazarine Treyz […]

22 December 2015

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Smithsonian June 2015

7 ingredients for the perfect nonprofit enewsletter

I’ve seen so many bad nonprofit newsletters. And some really good ones! What sets the good ones apart? For example, Pesticide Action Network. Their […]

17 December 2015

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Best Donor Thank you Note EVER

Getting lots of donations? How to thank donors so they’ll come back

This is the best thank you note I’ve ever gotten. I’m a monthly donor for HOPE Inc, (Helping Other People be Empowered) http://hopbe.org, and […]

14 December 2015

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Bro, do you even gift?

  This is your donor. Your average donor is a woman over the age of 60. She can’t read the tiny writing you put […]

8 December 2015

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Doctors Without Borders Appeal letter Front 2015

Year End Mail Review: Doctors Without Borders

Hi! As you know, I LOVE to help people write more effective appeal letters. Here’s an appeal letter that I just got from Medcins […]

2 December 2015

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cashvertising by drew eric whitman

Book Review: Cashvertising by Drew Eric Whitman

I can already hear you. Mazarine, this isn’t a fundraising book! Mazarine, this book looks like it’s just for the business world! Mazarine, are […]

12 October 2015

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What corporations gain from partnering with nonprofits

Are you looking for sponsorship for that next event? How altruistic of you!   You could be SAVING THE COMPANY. YOU COULD BE SAVING […]

15 September 2015

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 September 15, 2015
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Break the rules

The new rules for fundraising

Do you like to break the rules? ME TOO! Let’s begin. Here are the old rules of fundraising 1. Talk at your donors. Don’t […]

2 September 2015

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bad newsletter

Terrible nonprofit newsletters I get

Let me make it clear. I love nonprofits. I love our sector. I love nonprofit newsletters. My heart rises with delight when they’re done […]

26 August 2015

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 August 26, 2015
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direct mail

18 Email Subject Line Strategies That Will Increase Your Open Rates

  Are you tasked with sending out your nonprofit’s e-newsletter? Has it been a few weeks or a few months since you sent out […]

19 August 2015

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 August 19, 2015
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3 Brutally Honest Appeal Letter Critiques Part 3

Did you read my first terrible appeal letter? If not, here it is! Did you read the second brutal appeal letter critique? Here it […]

18 August 2015

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appeal letter critique

Watch me tear apart this healthcare appeal

Did you read my first terrible appeal letter? If not, here it is! This second brutally honest appeal letter critique is brought to you […]

17 August 2015

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terrible appeal letters

This appeal letter was a piece of crap

Sooooo I was cleaning out my files the other day and I found the first appeal letter I ever wrote. Join me in 3 […]

12 August 2015

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Your Ultimate Guide to Successful Year End Appeals e-course

Thinking about your year end appeal?

Are you writing an appeal letter right now? If you’re going to send an appeal letter for your nonprofit at the end of the […]

22 July 2015

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 July 22, 2015
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Study your own case

Have you ever struggled to connect with high net worth donors? Are you feeling frustrated because you make so little, and they have so […]

20 July 2015

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 July 20, 2015
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What money means to your donors

Do you want more donors? If so, you might wonder where your current donors came from. But what makes your current donors give, and […]