Fundraising Resources

I love #GivingTuesday! Who wouldn’t?

| by Daniel Pietrzak

What follows is a guest blog from our friend and colleague Daniel Pietrzak, Vice President of Resource Development and Marketing at Boys & Girls Clubs who offers a front line perspective on the value as well as the challenges faced by a local nonprofit in regards to the…

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#GivingTuesday2015

| by Shannon Williams

I woke up on Tuesday this week wondering how the non-profit sector’s attempt to cash in on the first week of the holiday gift giving season would go this year. Without a doubt, there was much, much more chatter leading up to #GivingTuesday on social media this year than the prior three…

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What Matters More - Donations or Donors?

| by Bert Armstrong

Yep! Summer is just about over. Our son is back at college and our daughter has started her senior year in high school.  We will be lucky to get one last long weekend at the beach over Labor Day, but that's about it.  Whatever summertime rest and relaxation I was supposed to have e…

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Board Service is a Privilege. Act Like You Deserve It!

| by Bert Armstrong

There I was, sitting down for a quiet breakfast in a corner table of a local favorite restaurant.  I had my newspaper and my laptop, figuring I would check out the sports section and then spend some time working on a proposal for a new potential client - one of my favorite job responsib…

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Make "It" Worth Your Donor's Time

| by Bert Armstrong

My family took a trip to Washington, DC this past weekend to attend a wonderful performance of "Bye Bye Birdie" at my niece's high school (shout out to Jill Ford for her outstanding portrayal of Rosie). It was a special evening and worth the hours hours of stop and go traffic to DC and back.…

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Do We Really Care About Our Donors?

| by Bert Armstrong

I admit it! I am not a big fan of the season of award shows celebrating great movies, television shows, and music.  When they roll out the red carpet, I grab my remote control and find something – anything – else to watch.  A great sporting event, CNN, or even reruns of…

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Telling Your Overhead Story

| by Seth Crawford

This week's guest blogger is Seth Crawford, Marketing Strategist at Angel Oak Creative in Raleigh, NC. Angel Oak Creative specializes in what its team is most passionate about: exposing and empowering the stories of nonprofit and for-mission organizations through marketing. We enjoy w…

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The 7 Deadly Sins of Capital Campaigns

| by Bert Armstrong

  Just found this great infographic that speaks to "The 7 Deadly Sins of Capital Campaigns."  Hats off to our colleagues at The Fundraising Resource Group based in Houston, TX for putting this together.  It's worth a quick look for any organization considering a capital campa…

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