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Fundraising

Five Things You Can do to Develop Major Donors

Five Things You Can do to Develop Major Donors

We all know that finding major donors is crucial for the success and impact of our organizations, yet few are doing the things they need to do to ensure that this part of their fundraising is a success.  Don’t wait for major donors to come to you.  Here are five simple things you can start doing today to begin developing major donors: I. Pick up the Phone! We cannot reach our maximum financial potential without the help of major donors.  You know that 1% of your database has the p ...Read more »
Laying A Path Of Success

Laying A Path Of Success

  Then he taught me, and he said to me, “Take hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands, and you will live. Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them.” Proverbs 4:4-5   If there was one thing the father in Proverbs 4 wanted his son to acquire it was wisdom.  According to Solomon, if the son were to process wisdom he would find life, safety and honor.  Effective leaders need to take note of the teaching of the father in Pro ...Read more »
It’s Time to Dream!

It’s Time to Dream!

Ask yourself this question: Why did the people that chose to give their money, donate it to your cause? As leaders and fundraisers for our organizations, we need to not only be asking this question but we also need to learn how to answer it.  We know that the Holy Spirit leads his people to be givers based on three factors: Need, Relationship, and Vision; so let’s start there. Did you know that the lowest percentage of giving is based upon need?  Only 8% of the Evangelical Christians, ...Read more »
“I hate this fund-raising thing!”

“I hate this fund-raising thing!”

I hear this statement almost everyday from the station managers and directors that I work with. People that have a passion for the non-profit organization they are a part of. People that have to “fund raise” in order to do the work they believe in; work that is changing the world. Maybe you can relate to this scenario: You are sitting in a meeting, looking for new and fresh ways to do this year’s share-a-thon, trying to find more creative and inspired ways to prepare your dir ...Read more »
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