Fundraising

Calling your donors—It’s the magic

September 8, 2014     Terry Axelrod
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Before you know it, you may find yourself engaged in a real conversation with a passionate donor

Top 5 ways to appreciate your donors

August 18, 2014    
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Find at least two opportunities each year to communicate personally with each donor. Resist the temptation to do all the talking; ask lots of questions, and listen to what they need and want. 

Leaving 'your' legacy: It’s not about you

July 28, 2014     Terry Axelrod
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If you are one of those superstars in your arena, you no doubt know the test is in your legacy.

Asking naturally—You can do this

July 7, 2014    
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The key to a successful 'ask' is being a real human being—not a robot with a script, but a regular person who truly cares about this organization and this donor. 

Tired of complaining about your board? Adopt this Golden Rule

June 16, 2014    
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Here, in your board members, you have the most dedicated volunteers. Why not assume they will become your most passionate major donors?

Big gift earmarked for new integrated treatment center

June 11, 2014    
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A private, non-profit alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center received $13 million to build a new facility with integrated care in mind.

Passion Retread

May 27, 2014    
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Passion can become buried or lost over time. When that happens, how do you get it back?

Top 6 Post-Event Follow-Up Mistakes

May 12, 2014    
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When following up with your guests after cultivation or fundraising events, be sure to avoid these common mistakes!

Life lessons in building great board relationships

May 7, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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With all of the changes currently occurring in healthcare, a board can make the difference that the organization truly needs.

CEO Golden Hour, Part 3: One-on-One Meetings with Donors

April 21, 2014    
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Rather than merely invoicing donors and expecting them to dutifully make their pledge payment for each of the next five years, these wise CEOs and development directors have discovered that with a high-touch system of personalized contacts, even the busiest of...

CEO Golden Hour, Part 2: Small Group Lunches

March 31, 2014    
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Purpose: CEO and board members become more comfortable with the donor cultivation process, while giving your loyal donors an inside, personal view of the organization

New mental health facility for children in Ohio

March 28, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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Coleman Professional Services' new building will offer treatment that is specifically child and family focused. 

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