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Kill Your Tactics

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Anyone who’s been to journalism school knows the phrase “kill your darlings.” It means editing out the words and phrases that you’ve fallen in love with that drag down the […]

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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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Breaking the Groundhog Day Cycle of Special Events

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In the fundraising world, nothing gets us grumbling quite like the thought of planning a special event (especially on the eve of the fall event season).

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Giving Tuesday: Has It Worked?

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The country is getting excited about a national effort to push giving at the end of the year (a crucial time for nonprofit fundraising), and at the chance to speak to younger donors via the social media channels they frequent (as opposed to sending out another mail appeal to sit atop the growing stack on everyone’s kitchen table right now). We’ve seen a lot of posts from our nonprofit friends and clients today urging donors to give, but has it worked?

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National Philanthropy Day Moves the Community

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Kate's National Philanthropy Day takeaway: Giving people the opportunity to do what they love and help your mission in the process.

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GiveBIG or Go Home

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By any measure, The Seattle Foundation’s second annual GiveBIG event last week was a success. Tens of thousands of gifts made to hundreds of nonprofits. More than $7 million in […]

Categories / Events / Online Giving / Social Media
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Writing a Personal Appeal Letter

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We at The Collins Group spend our professional lives advising clients on best practices to communicate with donors. Yet writing an appeal letter for a personal cause remains an incredibly […]

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GiveBLOG

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Last week, Julie and I joined about 75 nonprofit professionals at an NDOA event for a recap of last year’s Seattle Foundation GiveBIG event on June 23rd, and received a […]

Categories / Events / Foundations / Online Giving
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Favorite Recent & Upcoming Presentations (Slides Included!)

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The Social Media for Nonprofits Conference, on a national whirlwind tour, swept through Seattle just over a week ago and hurled a vast amount of sensible advice and provocative ideas […]

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GiveBIG and then ThankBIG

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Next Thursday, June 23rd, King County residents are invited to make donations to local nonprofits through The Seattle Foundation’s website for our community’s first charitable giving day “GiveBIG.”  A share […]

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