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5 Reasons a Fundraising Coach Helps You Do More

5 Reasons a Fundraising Coach Helps You Do More

I thought a personal coach would help me to lose some much needed weight. After a few weeks, I thought, “This isn’t rocket science. I can do these exercises myself! Who needs a coach?” So I stopped using the coach and started exercising and coaching myself. Well, adding 30 pounds later, being a couch potato, eating junk, I found out that I really did need a coach. There are so many consultants available. We love to coach our clients so that they really do improve their perfor ...Read more »
4 Foolproof Ways to Success in Fundraising for Your Ministry

4 Foolproof Ways to Success in Fundraising for Your Ministry

Benjamin Franklin said that “any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain- and most fools do”. When working in advancement or development, it is easy to start complaining since so much pressure is placed on you and how much money you raise. So here are some Foolproof ways to keep your sanity and stay wise in this crazy fundraising world. Foolproof #1: It’s Not You In fundraising work, we can take our perceived failures as “there is something wrong with me.” Tha ...Read more »
4 Questions to Help Your Ministry Engage Your Community

4 Questions to Help Your Ministry Engage Your Community

If your ministry no longer existed in your community, what impact would it make? Would this loss displace just a few people, or would it create such a ripple effect, that the community would have to do something to lessen the impact? Of course, we want our organization to impact our community, so much so, that the people feel a responsibility to fund our work. But in many cases, this is simply not how the community feels. How do you win the community’s support and esteem? By serving the c ...Read more »
6 Ways to Get the Best Price for Your Donors' In-Kind Gifts

6 Ways to Get the Best Price for Your Donors' In-Kind Gifts

Many rescue missions receive donated clothing, household goods, and furniture to sell in a thrift store. In this day and age, everyone is looking for a bargain, so the stores can be a great way to support your ministry and help those who really need those discounted items. But this is also a time where “flipping” is the new money maker. Whether it is a house, furniture, clothing, or just stuff, people are looking for easy ways to make money. The internet is full of ideas on thrift s ...Read more »
5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 2

5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 2

In my last blog, 5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 1, I gave you the first three ways to prioritize and funnel your data. Here are two more helpful ways that you can build relationships with people who care about your vision.4. A super sleuth volunteer makes a great friend.A retired executive taking care of an aged spouse needed a break from her day to day caregiving. With a confidentiality paper in one hand and a short cultivation list in the other I asked her to help me get these folks in ...Read more »
5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 1

5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 1

Data. Database spreadsheets, donor lists, research files, plans and actions. You know all this information will help you in achieving your donor relations and financial goals, but you feel way overloaded. Where do you begin? When does it end? How are you going to find time to study all this? And get all of your other work done? Help is here, my friend. Prioritize and Funnel Your Data1. Prioritize those who already love your organization and invest in you consistently.We usually want to take the ...Read more »
The Right Tool Supports Your Major Gift Success

The Right Tool Supports Your Major Gift Success

Shy and unassuming, this husband and wife accepted my invitation to meet over dinner to discuss the work of my organization. I would never have asked this couple to dinner if it had not been for wealth screening. They did not give major gifts. They gave small gifts, every so often. Only after I had screened a list of names did I find that this couple had the potential to support my ministry in a big way. Advocace’s DonorCompassSM wealth screening tool helps you effectively pursue potent ...Read more »
The Value of Planners and Procrastinators This Holiday Season

The Value of Planners and Procrastinators This Holiday Season

ProcrastinatorYou know who you are. Christmas is only a few days away and you haven’t even purchased your gifts. To justify your lack of planning you say to yourself, “It’s been a busy time!” (By the way, December 25th comes the same day every year). You have proven yourself talented and smart, and achieve good results at your job. However, for some reason, this time crunch always sneaks up on you.PlannerOn the other hand, maybe you’re one of those glorious planners who, by the time Thanksgiving ...Read more »
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