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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 […]

3 July 2015

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Goal, motivation conflict

What makes a good story for your nonprofit appeal?

How do you know if your nonprofit story is any good? Are you stuck with writing a story right now? How can you make […]

30 June 2015

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Story by Robert McKee

How can screenwriting help you write your nonprofit story?

  Why do people give us money? It could be because we asked them. Guilt, fear, hope, or even, possibly, because they want more […]

2 June 2015

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Guest post: 5 types of matching gift letters that will get you results

Hi everyone! Do you want more matching gifts? Yes? Well, then today I’m gifting you a guest post by Adam Weinger, President of Double […]

25 May 2015

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Annual report nonprofit 2015

Nonprofit Annual Report Master Class Three webinar series

It’s the end of the fiscal year for many of us, and we are working on our annual reports. We (Vanessa Chase of the […]

28 April 2015

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How can you encourage your donors to be more generous?

When I was back on the east coast for the holidays, I went to a radical bookstore with my parents in Brattleboro, Vermont. This […]

25 February 2015

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What can we learn from this new method of monthly giving?

Have you ever wondered how monthly giving works? Did you ever want to do it better? Are you curious about monthly giving? Are you […]

23 February 2015

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Secrets of finding new donors course

Let’s get you some new donors, together!

This is your last chance to get a $20 discount on this course this year! It’s normally $107, and just $87 until the end […]

16 February 2015

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Making a better impression for your nonprofit

Recently I was reading Marie Forleo’s How to Make Every Man Want You. Why? Well, a friend recommended it, and I had been reading […]

12 February 2015

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90 donors in 30 days

I just finished a crowd funding campaign for the Pokey the Penguin comic in December.  We got 90 donors in 30 days! I never […]

12 January 2015

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robert daley, writing on the edge

How to write a better story for your nonprofit

I am always learning how to write. It does get easier, but there’s always another mountain to climb. For right now, for example, I […]

5 January 2015

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 January 5, 2015
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11 ways to make today better in your fundraising office

It’s a new year! TIME FOR A FRESH START! 🙂 I seem to talk mostly about what is wrong with our sector, and I […]

23 December 2014

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amusing ourselves to death

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 […]

8 December 2014

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 December 8, 2014
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Reading your donor’s body language: 4 hints they might be sending

When you think about body language, there’s so much that goes into it! So many things to notice that we might not even know […]

19 November 2014

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nonprofit bulk mail process

Should you be worried about your appeal letter?

It’s time to start sending out your appeal. Should you be worried? Well, if you haven’t done the background work to make your letter […]

14 November 2014

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FREE Webinar: Crucial Year End Giving 11/24

Crucial Year End Giving FREE Webinar November 24th, 2014 10am PT, 11am MT, 12pm CT, 1pm ET According to Blackbaud, most money is raised […]