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12 Steps to Find New Fundraising CRM Software  

Download this free guide to learn the 12 steps for selecting a CRM for your organization Step 1: Recognize the value of the process Step 2: Assemble your team Step 3: Understand the strategic drivers Step 4: Define your requirements Step 5: Write the RFP Step 6: Do your research Step … Read More

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Finding the Best Fit: The Questions You Should Ask When Finding Board Members  

You have openings on your board. Finding new board members is a big responsibility—and a great opportunity! Take the time to find candidates who are the best fit.

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Strategic Planning  

What to expect, how to make it work, and how to fix it when it slips off the tracks. At many nonprofits, staff and board members may not understand the organization’s mission, vision, and core values. When they don’t understand, they’re unable to articulate what the organization stands for, whom … Read More

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Fundraising Volunteers – Frequently Asked Questions  

Download this free guide to gain insights on: Why are volunteers essential in fundraising? What is the role of volunteers? Where can we find good volunteers? How do I manage volunteers? Yikes, my volunteers are misbehaving or MIA. What can I do? What’s the best way to structure our volunteer … Read More

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Capital Campaign FAQ  

Download this free guide to learn answers to: What is a capital campaign? What characteristics will set my campaigns apart? What internal resources are required for campaign planning? How long should my nonprofit capital campaign last? What makes a nonprofit capital campaign successful? What strategy is the most effective for … Read More

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Best Reasons to Hire a Fundraising Consultant  

Download this free guide to learn answers to: Which type of fundraising consultant best suits your needs? When should you hire a fundraising consultant? What kind of fundraising firm do you need? What kind of client experience should my fundraising consultants have? What sort of specialties do I need to … Read More

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12 Tactics for Fundraising in a Recession  

Fundraising in a recession might sound like an oxymoron, but Benefactor Group has proven success in doing just that for over one hundred non-profits nationwide. It’s not that asking for capital funds during tough times is tasteless. In our experience, supporters understand that if they’re hurting, you’re hurting; and they … Read More

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Your Best Planned Giving Prospects  

Download this free article to learn who your best planned giving prospects are! Learn how to pare down potential prospects to those with whom gift planning efforts are likely to be most effective and productive. Also learn how age, family situation, past giving record and ability to give will inform your … Read More

Categorized: Endowment Building, Free Guides, Fundraising, Planned Giving
Feasibility Study- Frequently Asked Questions  

Download this free guide to gain insights on: What is a Feasibility Study? Is it the same as a Campaign Planning Study? How is the Study conducted? Is anything else included in a typical study? How do we know who to interview? Can we conduct a study ourselves? How long … Read More

Categorized: Capital Campaigns, Free Guides
Endowment Building Programs- Frequently Asked Questions  

Download this free guide to gain insights on: What is an endowment? Who gives to a nonprofit endowment? Will endowment fundraising conflict with donors’ current giving? How are the assets of the nonprofit endowment managed and invested? What happens if we have an emergency and need the principal in the … Read More

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