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The Big Three: How to Engage Your Donors with Social Media

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This post is part of our 2016 blog series, The Changing Faces of Philanthropy in the Northwest. All year long we’ll be exploring how the profound changes and contrasts in our […]

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Will Your Nonprofit Accept Money from a Marijuana Business?

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What would you do if a marijuana business approached your nonprofit and offered to donate a percentage of its proceeds to your organization? What if that business wants to put your […]

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Why Human Services Organizations Should Ask Volunteers to Become Donors

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Do you know what tomorrow is? If you are in King or Pierce County and work at a human services organization, you probably are well aware that it is United […]

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Keeping Angels: Back to the Basics of Donor Retention

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We know that fundraising is not easy. I usually tell my clients that there are no angel donors who fall out of the sky and want to fund your program. […]

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Is “Fundraising” the New F-Word?

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I have a good friend who has transformed the way she relates to and works with her board. She has long been a fabulous Executive Director, but for several years, […]

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Is Crowdsource Funding Right for You?

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Crowdsource funding (aka crowdfunding) is all the rage right now. These campaigns are usually funded by many small gifts, typically through an online crowdfunding site. According to an infographic from […]

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What to do with new donors? Make them feel special

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Now that your spring event and GiveBIG are over, hopefully you are sitting on a treasure trove of brand new donors. And as you know, it costs a lot more […]

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The secret to crowdfunding: there is no secret!

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You may have seen organizations raise a lot of money through crowdfunding, like this one from Water for People, which raised over $2M on Crowdrise.com. And you may be wondering: […]

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What’s the difference between donors and delicata squash?

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It is not a coincidence that ‘cultivate’ is used in fundraising – if you tend to your donors like you tend to your garden, you will reap the benefits.

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The Journey of This Successful Development Professional

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There is not one path to take towards being a fundraiser. As Barb and I mentioned in our webinar two weeks ago, most people stumble into it.

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