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5 October 2015

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What to do and what NOT to do in fundraising

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing you’ve always done and expecting the different results. We’ve all heard this at one time […]

14 September 2015

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The 5 smartest things you can do for your fundraising this fall

You know what’s really frustrating? We know we have to do grants, appeals, events, sponsorships, major gifts, planned giving, online giving, the enewsletter, monthly […]

4 August 2015

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do you want to grow?

Are you your own worst enemy?

Do you really want to grow? Or are you just saying you want to grow? Recently I was chatting with a Canadian nonprofit. They […]

8 June 2015

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Job self abandonment

Are you abandoning yourself for your job?

Recently I read an article in Elephant Journal about why our relationships fail. Its advice wasn’t just, “Talk more” or “do things together.” This […]

19 May 2015

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4 ways to find what work is most fulfilling to you

Are you wondering how to get more satisfaction from your job? Last month, we had 550 people attend the very first virtual fundraising career […]

16 April 2015

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Fundraising Career Conference Rocked Hardcore

Whew! It’s over! Wow! What an intense three days! We learned from Vanessa Chase, Tom Ahern, Claire Axelrad, Linda Lysakowski, Kishshana Palmer, Phil Gerard, […]

17 March 2015

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How to get more done in your fundraising office

 The magical expanding job One of the things that is so troubling about our nonprofit jobs is that they seem to expand to fill […]

2 March 2015

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Fundraising matters just as much as programs

Recently I was reading a book called Zero to One by Pete Thiel. In it, Thiel writes about misconceptions of the tech bubble in […]

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 […]

2 February 2015

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Guest Post: How I came to fundraising

This post marks the first in a series of posts of our community sharing their stories of how they came to fundraising! This first […]

5 January 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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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 […]

4 December 2014

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4 Jobs for Introverted Fundraisers

We might assume that nonprofits are full of happy extroverted fundraisers, going out and gladhanding donors like crazy. This is actually not the case. […]

4 November 2014

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New Free Webinar: Nov 11th The Brave New World of Donor Databases

NEW FREE WEBINAR: The Brave New World of Donor Databases with Robert Weiner DATE: November 11th, 2014 TIME: 1pm ET, 12pm CT, 11am MT, […]

21 October 2014

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18 habits every fundraiser should have by their first 6 months on the job

You may have heard of Steven Covey’s habits of highly effective people. But what about fundraisers? What’s one thing you could do, each week, […]

20 October 2014

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Why you gotta ask for 39 cents? Fundraising laughs

Recently I saw this Saturday Night Live sketch about fundraising videos. It made me laugh so hard, I just had to share it with […]

9 October 2014

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Women and Workaholism in your Fundraising Office

Have you read the first post in this series? If not, here it is! “Evil begins when you treat people as things-either yourself or […]

7 October 2014

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Incredible CRISIS! Again!

Do you have unrealistic deadlines at work? Are you there past 5pm every day, along with most other people? Do you feel like it’s […]