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Last Day to Register for our Social Media for Non-Profits Class

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This is a reminder that today (Friday, March 27th) is the last day to register for our new class Social Media for Non-Profits: How to Raise More Money and Get More Attention for Your Non-Profit through Social Media. During this 6 week multimedia class, you’ll learn everything you need to know to supercharge your non-profit’s […]

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7 “Quick and Easy” Ways to Raise More Money for Your Non-Profit

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Ok, I admit it – the title of this post is a little misleading. Nothing is really, truly easy when it comes to fundraising. But – and anyone who has been fundraising for more than a few years can back me up on this – some things are easier than others. Lots of non-profits need […]

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Fundraising Authority Podcast #23: The Power of Storytelling for Your Non-Profit

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Do you know the power of telling great stories?  Does your non-profit use storytelling to help it raise more money and build better relationships with donors? Our guest on today’s podcast is Vanessa Chase, an expert in non-profit storytelling.  In addition to some great tips on collecting and sharing stories for your organization, Vanessa teaches […]

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Tips for Finding New Facebook Followers for Your Non-Profit

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Posting compelling content on Facebook is nice, but it won’t do you much good if no one ever sees it. For the most part, the only people who will see your content on a regular basis on Facebook are those folks who have “liked” your organization’s Facebook page. Thus, you’ll want to get as many […]

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How to Find New Donors on Social Media in 15 Minutes per Day

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Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social networking sites can be a valuable resource for finding and cultivating new donors, stewarding current donors, and raising money for your non-profit.  And… despite what you may have heard, effectively using social media doesn’t mean spending hours online every day. In fact, the savviest non-profits spend just 15 minutes […]

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Developing a Tactical Fundraising Calendar for Your Organization

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The tactical strategy for your fundraising should not be random, and it shouldn’t be based on a “we’ll figure this out as we go along” mentality. Your best bet to ensure maximum revenue is to lay out a tactical fundraising calendar as part of your overall fundraising plan. A tactical calendar, as its name suggests, […]

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Fundraising Authority Podcast #22: How to Knock Your Next Capital Campaign Out of the Park

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What do you think when you hear the words, “capital campaign?”  Does that phrase send you dreaming of a new building for your organization, or perhaps the ability to hire new staff or buy new infrastructure?  Or, like many fundraisers, does the idea of a capital campaign make you grind your teeth and stay up […]

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One Big Happy Family

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How do your donors see themselves?  Do they seem in “awe” of your program staff, or thank your staff for the work they are doing when they meet them at events?  Do your donors say things like, “I’m just glad to be able to help out… you guys (the program staff) are doing the real […]

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A 5 Minute Guide to Making Better Fundraising Asks

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Lots of fundraisers get worried about making fundraising asks… they’re not sure the best way to do it, they feel under-prepared for making in-person asks, and they get nervous when it comes time to “pop the question.” Making asks in-person (and on the phone) is one of the most valuable skills any non-profit fundraiser can […]

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3 Smart Strategies to Boost Your Online Fundraising

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The following article by Fundraising Authority founder Joe Garecht first appeared as a guest post on The Guidestar Blog: Gone are the days when non-profits wonder if they really can raise money online. Case studies, news reports and personal experiences have shown that organizations can raise significant amounts of money through websites, e-mail, crowdfunding campaigns […]

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