Category: Development

15 Aug

Want to be Truly Empowered? Learn to Fundraise

I spend a lot of time talking about fundraising or financial resource development, a term I prefer. People always look at me with such surprise when I tell them...

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05 Jun

Development Professionals: Maximize Your Summer

by Nanette Fridman and Jennifer Weinstock. This article originally appeared in Hayidion. If you want to increase your fundraising, improve your relationships, align your staff and get creative, summer...

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30 May

Build a Culture of Ambassadorship

If you have spent any considerable time in the nonprofit space, you have undoubtedly heard the phrase, “culture of philanthropy.” In short, in organizations with an evolved culture of...

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26 Apr

What's Next? Beyond Annual Dinners

Earlier this week I wrote a blog post entitled The Courage to Kill It that asked if organizations really are getting the ROI on their annual events to warrant...

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24 Apr

The Courage to Kill It

  We are in the height of fundraising season. Every week is packed with events between now and mid-June. Your annual dinner is the focal point of the spring....

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28 Feb

Finding Our Ball in the Pool

Having just returned from the vacation, I was struck by how effortlessly my kids always seem to strike up a game of catch in the pool with any and...

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15 Feb

Don't Take the Easy Way Out When Setting Development Targets

I would be a wealthy woman if I had a dollar for every time I heard a version of, “We added a percentage increase over last year’s dollars raised to...

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22 Nov

Are Your Donors Bored with Your Annual Campaign? Time for a Makeover!

This article originailly appeared in eJP. By Nanette Fridman and Jennifer Weinstock Do you ever feel like you are boring your donors? Or boring yourself? Not excited about your...

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01 Nov

Authenticity and Customization in Stewardship

  I spend a lot of time training and coaching clients about the need to cultivate and steward donors with personal touches. One would think that when I saw...

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08 Aug

KISS Your Fundraising Plan!

I had lunch last week with one of my favorite field fundraisers. This woman has the passion, the personality and the organization to be a stellar fundraiser. In talking...

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