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Archive for the ‘Campaigns’ Category

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Crowdsourced Fundraising Goes Local

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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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KPLU Makes Public Media History

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When the folks at KPLU called and asked if our firm would help them raise $7 million in six months to save the station from being sold, my first question […]

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Early Returns: Giving increased again in 2015

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We often get asked, “What changes are you seeing in giving in the Northwest?” Behind the question is inevitably a concern regarding how global economic uncertainty, national issues spotlighted in […]

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Campaigns, Campaigns, Everywhere

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Does it seem like everywhere you look, there’s a fundraising campaign in one stage of planning, execution, or completion? It’s not your imagination. A recent study by the Nonprofit Research […]

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Ready, Set, GiveBIG!

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With GiveBIG fast approaching, nonprofits of all sizes in the state of Washington are gearing up to prepare for a giving day that raised $12.9 million in 24 hours last […]

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Fundraising Smack-Down: Challenge Gifts v. Matching Gifts

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Between NPR’s spring pledge drive and my alma mater’s one-day giving challenge, my inbox and radio have been inundated lately with pitches for challenge and matching gifts. In my work […]

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The Special Sauce: It’s Not Just for Campaigns Anymore

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For most fundraisers, the first few months of the year require a healthy dose of reflection and a burst of renewal to be able to do it all again. As […]

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Campaigns: The mystery of “going public”

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In working with nonprofits in campaign mode, the one thing that causes the most angst among volunteer leaders—other than reaching goal—is the worry over “when to go public.” “Going public” […]

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What’s Different in Campaigns?

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Philanthropists and nonprofit leaders like you frequently ask us, “What are you seeing today in campaigns? How have things changed over the past few years?” Understandably, you want to know […]

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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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