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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: […]

Categories / General
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Give ‘em What They Want

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The definition of marketing, a wise person once told me, is finding out what people want, and then giving it to them. So I wince when I hear clients say […]

Categories / Donor Relations / General
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Who Cares About Impact?

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This past December, I received an email that led with “…we wanted to reflect on what you’ve helped us achieve this year…” It told me about how the organization has […]

Categories / Donor Relations / General
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Are You Neglecting Your Most Important Employees?

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I recently attended the National Philanthropy Day luncheon hosted by AFP Washington. In an acceptance speech on behalf of her company, an awardee said one of their core values is […]

Categories / General / Nonprofit Management
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Proper Meeting Prep Makes the Difference

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Whether you’re an assistant, project manager, or chief executive officer, meeting preparation is vital to the success of your organization.

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How well do you search?

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I use Google every day and have a degree in library and information science, and yet I was blown away by how tweaking my search techniques started returning much better search results and transformed the way I was able to work.

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The Psychology of Volunteerism

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In the fundraising profession, a typical week involves interacting with all types of volunteers, including board members, development committee members, interns, or other individuals who have generously contributed their time to help us achieve our goals and further our missions.

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Collins Group joining forces with Campbell & Company

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We are excited to announce that Collins Group is becoming a division of Campbell & Company, a national fundraising consulting and executive search firm.

Categories / Consulting
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Development vs. Marketing

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When marketing and development work in tandem, the benefits are beyond effectiveness.

Categories / Donor Relations
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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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Categories / Donor Relations / Major Gifts
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