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Closing the Nonprofit Effectiveness Gap (and increasing donations while you’re at it!)

Fundraisers today are working harder than ever for fewer donations. In fact, despite a robust economy, charitable donations were down almost 2% last year. What gives? Is fundraising getting harder? Are donors becoming more selective? Or, like many other industries run over by the tech revolution, is fundraising getting left in the dust? In 2017, …

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4 Ways Fundraisers Sabotage Their Donor Relationships

While every fundraiser knows that at its heart fundraising is about relationships with donors, it’s still easy to get into a few bad habits when it comes to donor relationships. From our conversations with our clients and our wider informal survey of fundraisers, we rounded up some of the bad donor-related habits that fundraisers should …

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Life as Fundraiser in the “Disrupt Philanthropy” Era: Confessions of a fundraiser and salesperson at AFP Congress 2018

I recently attended the AFP Toronto conference which brings together a thousand fundraisers into the same room to educate and inspire the best in the sector.  This year’s theme was “Disrupt Philanthropy”. Disrupting philanthropy is arguably the most challenging but important message for our industry. Innovation in fundraising has been a long-running bailiwick of mine, …

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