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

Advocacy 101: Where to start

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 11:20:07 AM

This week, I’ll be attending Habitat for Humanity’s Habitat on the Hill event in Washington, DC.  I started attending years ago, when I worked for a local affiliate in Tennessee, and it remains one of my favorite events of the year.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaign, Capital Campaigns, Custom Development Solutions, Fundraising Principles, General Articles, strategic planning

Communicating the Ask

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 10:12:28 AM

Communicating the Ask

"Ask and you shall receive, seek and you shall find, knock and it shall be opened unto you."  (Matthew 7:7, Luke 11:9)  This is excellent advice to everyone, and most especially fundraising professionals or people seeking support for charitable organizations.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaigns, Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, Custom Development Solutions, donors, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, gift

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

Don’t Let Life Pass You By - Seize the Moment

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 9:23:45 AM

Most of Custom Development Solution's work revolves around the planning and resident direction of capital campaigns, which is a very intensive hands-on service. Frequently the first step I take with a potential client is to sit and listen to them describe their organization from their history and origins to their vision for the future and their goals and objectives.

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Topics: capital campaign consulting, capital campaign fundraising, capital campaign planning, Capital Campaigns, Custom Development Solutions, Fundraising Principles, Professional Skill Building, strategic planning

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