Solidify Donor Relationships with Savvy Stewardship

Solidify Donor Relationships with Savvy Stewardship

Congratulations! You just secured a first-time gift from a major donor. You invested your time, energy, and resources into building the relationship - and it paid off. Now what? Many organizations make the mistake of hyper-focusing on cultivating a donor prospect (the...

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Straight to the Heart: Use Storytelling to Captivate Donors

Straight to the Heart: Use Storytelling to Captivate Donors

The art of storytelling is a centuries-old tradition that has connected humanity across generations. As human beings, we crave information, connection, inspiration, and hope, and stories deliver this in a uniquely powerful way. In the world of philanthropy, telling...

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Five Tips to Level Up Your Spring Appeal

Five Tips to Level Up Your Spring Appeal

Ah yes, Spring is in the air! Bright blue skies, tiny sprouts unfurling tender leaves, and families venturing out for fresh air and a bit of recreation following months of isolation. What does this mean for our social benefit organizations? Why, it’s time for your...

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Meeting Your Fundraising Goals in Our New Normal

Meeting Your Fundraising Goals in Our New Normal

By Stacy Lee Gardner, Founder & CEO, My Philanthropy Team The past twelve months have taken what we have historically considered fundraising norms, thrown them into a big pot, tossed in a heaping cup of uncertainty and a pinch of trepidation, and then dumped it...

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Why Asking for a Year-End Gift is a Moral Imperative

Why Asking for a Year-End Gift is a Moral Imperative

Fundraisers are sometimes accused of being prone to hyperbole. Yet to say we, as a society, have never had a year like 2020 would not be an overstatement. It seems that everywhere we turn, we can find evidence that the better angels of our collective nature have gone...

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Compassionate Communication in Four Simple Steps

Compassionate Communication in Four Simple Steps

Thud. (Just sit with that for a moment.) This pandemic has hit us like a ton of bricks. It’s derailed us from our daily routines. If we’ve learned nothing else, we know that tomorrow is not a given. The very life and death nature of the virus has demanded that we...

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What If I’m Not As Good As They Think I Am?

What If I’m Not As Good As They Think I Am?

Five Tips for Taming the Imposter We’ve all asked ourselves this question at one time or another. Or maybe someone has asked it of us. The truth is, most of us, way down in the pit of our stomachs, have a deep-seated fear that we really don’t know as much as people...

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