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5 Keys to Elevating Major Giving with Technology

If fundraising is an art—the “gentle art of teaching the joy of giving,” as Henry Rosso wrote—then major gift officers are artists. They skillfully build relationships, ask good questions, engage
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The Ant and the Grasshopper, one of Aesop’s Fables, is the story of the grasshopper who plays and frolics all summer long, while the ant plans and works for the
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These suggested practices are provided to assist staff and board members of nonprofit organizations in drafting donor recognition and stewardship guidelines or auditing current guidelines and procedures. Each organization is
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Why, What, and How Peer-to-peer events are an amazingly fast-growing source of funding. P2P event fundraising grew 55% in 2015. The top 30 peer fundraising programs alone raised nearly $1,530,000,000
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Should you join the board? Whether you are being asked to join the board of an art museum, social service agency, hospice, or any other type of nonprofit, ask yourself these questions.

The importance of public spaces—urban parks, multi-use green spaces, conservatories—has never been greater. Green spaces offer critical solutions to 21st-century challenges; they improve mental and physical health, enhance our air and water, attract residents and businesses, benefit local economies through increased tourism and spending, and build community as spaces of diversity and inclusion. True to their nature as “public goods,” these places benefit all.

Applying Constant, Gentle Pressure to the Development Team How many times have you attended (or led) a lively prospect strategy meeting, left energized by the enthusiasm of the major gift
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