One of the most common questions I get asked by fundraisers and aspiring fundraisers is, “How do you politely ask for donations?” I get asked this question by both new fundraisers and those that have been in the business for a long time. And … [Read more...] about How Do You Politely Ask for Donations?
When you’re sitting across from a donor and talking to her, you can see her reactions, so you can tell whether your message is getting through. You can tell whether she’s engaged in your cause. But in a direct mail or email appeal, it’s not … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Create a Stronger Emotional Connection with Your Donors
There are a lot of resources out there for fundraisers to sift through. Between classes, webinars, conferences, blogs, and more… there’s a ton of information competing for your attention. Because I want you to be able to find the best … [Read more...] about The 7 Best Fundraising Books for Your Non-Profit
The disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic has been a major topic of discussion in fundraising circles for the past five months. Things have changed in fundraising, for better or worse, and every non-profit needs to adapt in order to … [Read more...] about The Fundraising Lies We Used to Believe
Fundraising is all about building relationships. If your non-profit wants to raise more money, you need to be laser-focused on cultivating your donors (both new and current) so that they become lifelong supporters and raving fans of your … [Read more...] about The 5 Best Ways to Cultivate Your Non-Profit’s Donors
There’s no such thing as a “magic bullet” when it comes to fund development. You can’t wave a wand or take a webinar and turn your non-profit into a fundraising machine overnight. What I can tell you though, after twenty years in the … [Read more...] about The Top 5 Fundraising Hacks Your Non-Profit Can Use to Raise More Money