Tag: Fundraising consultant

What Is Your #GivingTuesday Strategy?

  Our client, North Star Reach, a camp for children with chronic and life-threatening health challenges in Pinkney Michigan, raised nearly $50,000 in their first year of promoting #GivingTuesday. They realized that #GivingTuesday presented a new opportunity for donors to support their cause. Even with just a month of planning, … Read More

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The Campaign’s Homestretch

How to raise the hardest dollars of a campaign! COSI, Columbus Ohio’s dynamic Center of Science and Industry, inspires the scientists, explorers, and innovators of tomorrow. Opened in 1964, COSI attracts nearly one million visitors annually onsite and through outreach programs. In 2012, COSI launched a $10 million campaign for … Read More

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Making Your Case

Looking for just the right words for a thank you note? Need concise information about your organization for a grant proposal? Want the message to position your group in new fundraising materials? Your case for support is the place to look. It is one of your most important – and … Read More

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Donor Recognition

To honor donors’ generosity and sustain the giving tradition, organizations have a duty to demonstrate gratitude. But it’s not as simple as sending a note or printing names in a newsletter. There are pitfalls and opportunities. Here are a few of the principles we’ve learned.

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Consider an Endowment

Are you confused about endowments? Do you wonder whether trying to build an endowment is worth the effort? Have you considered the benefits of an endowment, both to your organization and to your donors? What is an Endowment? An “endowment” is composed of one or more “endowed funds” containing financial … Read More

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The Importance of Managing Internal Relationships

It’s the development officer’s job to build strong relationships. We spend much of our time focused on bonding with donors, funders, and others. But that’s only half of the challenge. Rapport with colleagues can be just as important—and just as rewarding. The points in this article can help you stay successful, even under difficult conditions.

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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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Fiscal cliff deal expected to increase giving by $3.3 billion in 2013

The following fact sheet, provided by the Urban Institute, examines the effects of the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 (ATRA) on charitable giving. The major individual income tax provisions are estimated to increase giving by $3.3 billion or 1.3 percent, relative to 2012 law, mainly because of the increase … Read More

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Best Reasons to Hire a Fundraising Consultant

This is the year to thrive, to make the most of your mission, and to serve the common good as never before. As you review the priorities that will make these aspirations happen, consider the kind of help that would mean the most to you and your organization. And ask … Read More

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How to Pick a Consultant (and Not End Up With a Dog)

Sure, we’d like to go home with you. Just don’t ask us to roll over and play dead. Nonprofit consultants come in all shapes and sizes. Which one fits your needs? Sedate and well-groomed? Specialist or full service? Lean and hungry? Local or global? Miniature or standard size? Finding a nonprofit … Read More

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