3 Necessities to Consider When Soliciting a Gift

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 11:46:47 AM

3 Necessities to Consider When

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, donor, fundraising, Fundraising Principles, fundraising success, gift, Professional Skill Building

A Brief Look at Leadership Gifts

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 11:30:08 AM

If there is one concept that is always essential, it is the importance of quality leadership. There are many different expressions of leadership, all of which are necessary. Leadership of time, leadership of talent, leadership from staff as well as from volunteers. And, of course, there are leadership gifts, the foundation of a successful campaign.

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, fundraising success, leadership gifts, Major Gifts, successful capital campaigns

Building on Common Ground

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:30:59 AM

There are an infinite variety of not-for-profit organizations in the world. Every cause imaginable has seen a charity or foundation created by its advocates. As I talk to representatives from a wide slice of these groups, I am struck by the fact that their needs and goals are far more similar than dissimilar. Successful fund raising efforts have the same characteristics regardless.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, capital campaign fundraising, capital campaign planning, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, fundraising strategy, fundraising success

Dream, Plan & Deliver -- Three Steps to Successful Fundraising

Posted by David G Phillips on Aug 10, 2018 9:22:11 AM

Are you the one that everyone looks to as the star fundraiser in your organization? Do you provide the leadership and create the excitement for which your advancement or development office is searching? If so, great! Keep up the good work and send us some of your success stories so that we can include them in the Fundraising Free Press as an inspiration for our readers in the weeks and months ahead.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, fundraising consultants, Fundraising Principles, fundraising success, professional development, strategic planning

Capital Campaigns -- Dream the Impossible Dream

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 9:20:47 AM

Through our work as capital campaign consultants and a fundraising consulting firm, the members of Custom Development Solutions (CDS) are, at any given time, talking with representatives of dozens of non-profit organizations across the US and Canada. Serving as the hub for that much dialogue allows us to make observations and draw conclusions about the charitable industry. Out of that analysis we provide our current and potential clients with feedback as to how they can best conduct their fundraising and capital campaign operations. That professional objectivity is a luxury for us, and a resource for the organizations with which we communicate.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, fundraising consultants, Fundraising Principles, fundraising success, fundraising tips

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