Category: Process of Fundraising

September 12, 2018

Why Testimonials are so important to your nonprofit and/or business

Testimonials are so important to your nonprofit and/or business for so many reasons and these are just a few: • They help build trust and credibility. Testimonials allow your satisfied customers to step forward and address the questions and objections that fill the minds of your prospective buyers for you. Then their anxious minds are […]

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August 21, 2018

Grant Writing

Grant writing is the practice of completing an application process for a financial grant provided by an institution such as a government department, corporation, foundation or trust. Government grants have always been a part of most nonprofits revenue requirements, however, over the years with government making cut-backs in their nonprofit grants, nonprofits have needed to […]

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July 25, 2018

Monthly Giving

The benefits of the Monthly Giving Program offer many benefits to both the donor and the nonprofit: • Monthly Giving programs make donations easier • Increased giving and donations • Increased Retention Rates • Low Administration Costs • Predictable Income • Better Communication • Engaging Younger Donors • Environmentally friendly I don’t disagree that many […]

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June 8, 2018

Is it Time to Hire a Consultant?

I don’t normally do this, as I like to create as much of my own content as I can to share with my clients, prospects, and monthly Blog audience; however, I read an article last month by the Champion Group, a fundraising consultant business in Birmingham Alabama, that I just had to connect with and […]

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May 17, 2018

Sponsorship Opportunities for the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire August 11th and 12th, 2018

Well, it is only about three (3) months away from the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire and we are hoping for another successful turnout both of participants and sponsors. For those of you who read my February Blog, the Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD is putting on the 15th Annual Brooks Medieval Faire on August 11th […]

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April 24, 2018

Is your nonprofit, or a nonprofit you are associated with, using a CRM to help benefit it; if not, why not?

I have been using Customer Relationship Management Software (CRM) since University, about 34 years ago. At that time, I was using Maximizer for business and personal. Today I use Outlook as do many of my clients and contacts. I find this system to be extremely user friendly due to all the advances they have made […]

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March 21, 2018

One thing is for sure in business, change just keeps on happening 😊

I love my work as a professional fundraiser! I also loved working in commercial real estate and being an investment advisor too, but when you are able to combine your love of helping others with your interest in finance/business, it really is the best of two worlds! So much has happened in the past 15 years […]

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February 15, 2018

The Brooks Medieval Faire

Well one of the things I would never had thought about when jetting out on my own about 7 years ago as a professional fundraiser, after about 8 years of working with a few nonprofits, is all the interesting and different nonprofits I would be working with. Well, the Alberta Medieval Settlement LTD is with […]

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January 5, 2018

Happy New Year and don’t forget about the Seven Touches for great success in 2018!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and 2018 is off to a great beginning. I was thinking of a Blog post I did in March of 2014 and thought it may be useful to share again. I continue to remind myself as a fundraiser that people get inundated with requests for support from […]

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December 20, 2017

Happy Holidays Everyone!

December is a month full of special days. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, Three Kings Day, St. Lucia Day, or Ramadan, December offers great opportunities for teaching about our multicultural world. What do the holidays mean to you? It seems like there is so much pressure to give gifts, we end up buying “something […]

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