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Ignite Successful Board Collaboration

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Question: How can we engage Board members in fundraising when their previous role was ensuring compliance with regulations? Answer: This is an important question because the nonprofit Board’s role is not only to provide governance and strategic direction. Resource development is a crucial component of Board service. Board members commit to providing the organization with…

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Great Fundraisers are Created, Not Recruited

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One of the primary responsibilities of a nonprofit Board is to ensure that adequate resources are available to accomplish the mission. Ensuring resources includes ensuring the organization has the funding needed to carry out its mission. Thus, ensuring resources typically includes raising money for the nonprofit. The responsibility for fundraising is one that Board members…

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Break Through and Diversify your Revenue Streams

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Question: We have been stuck at the same level of income for the past three years and can’t seem to break through. What can we do to break through and raise more? Answer: by Sheryl Soukup, CFRE, President, Soukup Strategic Solutions. There are many ways to raise more money. However, the main thing to consider when you…

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The Benefits of AFP Membership

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I’ve just come back from Planet Philanthropy, and I’m all jazzed up. This is the annual conference for the Florida chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). The event was so worthwhile! I learned new things, discovered new technology, had really great face-time with members of our team (we typically work remotely, so this…

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the Dance of Donor Cultivation

Podcast Highlight: The Cultivation Dance

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This month, the creators of IMPACTability®: The Nonprofit Leaders’ Podcast would like to spotlight one of their most popular episodes dedicated to fundraising: “The Cultivation Dance” with guest Christine Rahill, Impact Coach and Consultant at Soukup Strategic Solutions. She shares helpful insight and practical tips on donor cultivation. Discover the moves to make and the…

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Key Take-aways from AFP ICON 2022

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I just returned from the annual international conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, known as AFP ICON, and I want to share with you my biggest takeaways. First and foremost, I cannot overstate the value of getting away from day-to-day work by attending a conference. Your attendance can help you get away from the…

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nonprofit Board fundraising

10 Tips to Better Engage Board Members in Fundraising

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Written by Christine Rahill, Impact Coach Resource development is a crucial component of Board service. Board members each commit to ensuring the organization has the resources to thrive, and fundraising is a major part. A culture of enthusiasm for nonprofit Board fundraising is important to provide the organization with the resources it needs to pursue…

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Podcast Highlight - Major Gifts with Dr. Lou Traina

Podcast Highlight: Major Gifts with Dr. Lou Traina

1024 576 JoAnn Lawrence

The creators of IMPACTability®: The Nonprofit Leaders Podcast would like to spotlight one of their most successful episodes to date: “Major Gifts, the Difference Maker” with guest Dr. Lou Traina, CFRM. Major gifts are the largest donations a nonprofit receives, but how does a nonprofit determine what a “major gift” is for them? How does…

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Board stewardship and fundraising

Board Stewardship: Conversations to Light a Fire Within

560 315 JoAnn Lawrence

We are concluding our series of interviews with Dr. Lou Traina, CFRM, on the fundraising cycle: from identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and, in this article, stewardship. Lou is a Major Gift expert with an illustrious career raising millions of dollars for nonprofits and building strong relationships in the philanthropic community. JoAnn Lawrence:  I think about stewardship…

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Prospect Research

Best Practices for Prospect Research

560 315 JoAnn Lawrence

Nonprofit organizations conduct prospect research to identify new donors or find hidden gems within their own database through the use of prospect research software. Prospect research tools can identify donors and prospects who have a special affinity for your mission, a propensity to make philanthropic gifts, and the capacity to make a major gift. While…

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