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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

A Few Words about Nonprofit Web Site Design

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 11:25:12 AM

Below are a few thoughts one should consider when designing or revamping a nonprofit Web site:

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, fundraising website, General Articles, non profit web design

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

An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 11:18:39 AM

I work with many of non-profit organizations, and one thing I cannot help but fret is the lack of proper training and understanding in how to use computers and technology. Since so many non-profit organizations are terribly small, they usually have very tightly limited budgets.

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Topics: Capital Campaigns, Communications and Networking, Fundraising Principles, General Articles, nonprofit management, nonprofit technology, organizational challenges, organizational professional development

Balancing the Nonprofit’s Needs and Resources

Posted by admin on Aug 10, 2018 10:50:50 AM

Non-profit organizations invariably suffer from limited resources and a small staff trying to do the work of many. The resulting workload, as well as the personal connection many executives feel toward the group's mission, can cause staff members to focus their attention within distinct boundaries. True objectivity can be clouded by fierce loyalty and passion for the mission. One of the challenges of non-profit management is that leaders are acutely aware of their organization's needs. That is a critical vantage point, but it must be viewed through the lens of what is most attractive to potential supporters. To achieve effective fundraising results, need must be balanced by a determination of what is feasible.

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Topics: Campaign Feasibility and Planning Studies, Capital Campaigns, Fundraising Principles, General Articles, non-profit development, non-profit management, non-profit resources, Professional Skill Building, strategic planning

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