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Fundraisers: Don’t Ignore The Rise of the Ents

“The Ents are going to wake up and find that they are strong” – Gandalf, The Two Towers If you’ve never seen or read the Lord of the Rings trilogy, the Ents were tree-like creatures that lay peaceful and relatively dormant for thousands of years. When Saruman started tearing down their trees for fuel and…

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5 Ways to Get Your Nonprofit Press Release to Stand Out

To fulfill their missions, many nonprofits depend on grants, campaigns, partnerships and positive exposure. One of the easiest ways to get positive exposure and raise awareness about your nonprofit is to direct what journalists and news sites say about you and when they say it. The first step to doing this: writing a press release….


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Stay Together – How to Encourage a Lifetime of Donor Loyalty

Every nonprofit wants donors to stay. To stick around. Collecting donations is not your only goal. It is a means to something much bigger. You want to make something significant happen for the underlying mission of your organization. Together, with your loyal donors, you know you can change your corner of the world. If you…

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4 Ways Fundraisers Can Discern Demographics with Data

When it comes to doing more with less—which seems to be something of a fundraiser’s creed—making data-driven decisions and taking advantage of technological efficiencies is a powerful way to maximize on the output of your resources. One of a fundraiser’s primary concerns is having a keen understanding of the demographics and personas that are most…


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[VIDEO] Improve Your One-On-One, In-Person Asking Style

Brian Saber recently joined us for a webinar in which he taught how to ask for individual gifts in a way that suits you personally, making you more comfortable and more effective. In case you missed it you can watch the replay here: Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Brian, is it okay if I go…

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Why Every Fundraiser Should Have a Sustainability Scorecard

So much has been written about nonprofit outcomes, especially when utilizing them to help donors and funders find other criteria than overhead percentages to judge by when supporting charities. Yes, outcomes should be mission-related, but in order for any charity to sustain itself over the long run, key metrics must also be tracked in some…


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An Introduction to Benevon – Creating Sustainable Funding for Nonprofits

Terry Axelrod, Benevon Founder & CEO, recently joined us for a webinar in which she introduced us to Benevon’s systematic process for creating sustainable funding by engaging and developing relationships with passionate individual donors who truly love your mission. You can listen to the replay here: Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Terry. My watch just…

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An Introduction to Benevon – Creating Sustainable Funding for Nonprofits

Terry Axelrod, Benevon Founder & CEO, recently joined us for a webinar in which she introduced us to Benevon’s systematic process for creating sustainable funding by engaging and developing relationships with passionate individual donors who truly love your mission. You can listen to the replay here: Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Terry. My watch just…


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3 Reasons Why Fundraiser Turnover Is High (And What You Can Do About It)

Much has been written about development director turnover. Yes, it’s a problem; it’s a problem well documented (and perhaps a little over exaggerated). New research from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers a more nuanced analysis of the turnover question, suggesting higher turn over occurs earlier in a professional’s career. But the fact remains…

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[VIDEO] Why Outcomes, Not Output, Is the Key to Nonprofit Sustainability

On this episode of Bloomerang TV, Jamie Levy, President and Chief Vision Officer at JDLevy & Associates, joins us to discuss why outcomes, not output, are the key to nonprofit sustainability. Full Transcript: Steven:Hey, there. Welcome to Bloomerang TV. Thanks for tuning in. I’ve been thinking a lot about sustainability and outcomes as it pertains to…