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12 Ways to Grow Major Donors

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 11:48:08 AM

12 Ways to Grow Major Donors

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Topics: capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Custom Development Solutions, donors, Fundraising Principles, General Articles

Do It The Easy Way—and Go Straight to Success!

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 9:35:26 AM

Have you ever heard a police officer, a school teacher (any kind of teacher) or a ball coach say to a person, “You can do it the easy way, or you can do it the hard way: Which do you choose?   We have all heard it, and unfortunately, we have not always heeded the call or listened to the underlying message.  I know I did not as a child.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Custom Development Solutions, development, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, General Articles, Professional Skill Building, strategic planning

Making a Good Solicitation Better

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 7:07:47 AM

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Topics: asking for money, capital campaign, capital campaign fundraising, capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Custom Development Solutions, donor, donor prospects, donor relationships, donor stewardship, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, fundraising success, fundraising tips, gift, leadership gifts, major gift fundraising, major gift solicitation, Major Gifts

Professional Fees

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 9, 2018 5:00:10 PM

There are not many barriers to entry to the fundraising consulting profession.  New people hang out a shingle every day. Some have considerable experience, yet many do not.  All you need is a phone, and/or a website, a laptop and voila, you are and expert—perhaps working in the neighborhood Starbucks as your office.  That is what is great about America.  If you can convince someone that you are an expert, you can earn a good living advising people as to the best course of action.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaign, capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Custom Development Solutions, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, Major Gifts, professionals

Surefire Ways to Identify Your Major Gift Prospects, Part 1

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 9, 2018 4:33:52 PM

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaign, Capital Campaigns, CDS, Communications and Networking, Custom Development Solutions, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, Major Gifts, strategic planning

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