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New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology Use

Check out this study from Find Accounting Software and the Association of Fundraising Professionals which was recently featured on NTEN and includes the input of 142 fundraising organizations:   New Fundraising Study Provides Insights on Effective Technology Use   Fundraisers today face an amazing array…

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What We Say, How We Say It

Written by: Erin Leo In any form of communication, we need to be conscious of three things when we are speaking to someone: what we say, how we say it, and body language. This holds true even for communication that is done via the internet…

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October BreakFACTS: Punch Plans, Fast Tips, and Asks

Written By: Erin Leo The Wright Brothers succeeded in the daunting task of flying the first powered airplane, where a better-funded and better-equipped team did not. Why? Because of their passion, vision, determination, and their unfailing ability to mobilize people into action. Attendees at the…

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The Best Kind of Donors

Written by Marissa Fragomeni Many nonprofit organizations find it easy to attract new people to donate to their mission. Keeping these donors interested and satisfied is where the problems sets in. The best kind of donors are those who are loyal and consistent. Many researchers…

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APRIL BREAKFACTS: Donor Relations and Special Events

“Donors want to know that their gift means something, that it goes somewhere, and that the organization appreciates the contribution,” Marie Kelly explained at CNM’s April BreakFACTS “Progression of Giving: Donor Relations and Special Events” held on April 29, 2014.  Marie Kelly, Director of Corporate…

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March BreakFACTS: Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Attendees at the March BreakFACTS, “Progression of Giving: Major Gifts & Planned Giving” left with two crucial pieces of advice when working in major & planned giving: listen to your prospects and be patient about making the ask.  The workshop was led by Sharon Doyle,…

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Spring for More Social Media Visibility

Spring is an important time for nonprofits! The excitement of the winter holidays has passed, and the hopes of the New Year are on their way to being fulfilled. Currently, a topic of interest for nonprofits this spring is social media. Social media has been…

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Popular Websites Making Donating Easier

In 2012, there was a 10.7% increase in nonprofit online donations according to the Blackbaud 2012 Online Giving Report. This data conveys that even during tough economic times, Americans are still motivated to give back. There are many benefits to giving your donors the opportunity…

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January BreakFACTS

“You really want donors to feel good about giving to your organization.  People either want to save lives or change lives.  That’s what nonprofits do and that’s why donors give.” Doug Smith, Assistant Vice President for Advancement and Director of Development at Stonehill College, concluded…

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How to Market your Organization

How to Market your Organization For-profit businesses have a greater budget for advertising compared to nonprofits.  An effective fundraising strategy is essential for nonprofits to raise funds and thrive.  However, sometimes this can be difficult to do on a restricted budget.  Nonprofit organizations need to…

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