Category: Giving Donations

March 6, 2019

STEPS OFF THE STREET 2019 RUN OR WALK

YOU CAN MAKE CHANGE POSSIBLE Sunday April 14 @ 10 AM (registration begins at 9am) Eau Claire Running Room: 200 Barclay Parade SW, Market Unit A01, Calgary, AB T2P 4R5 Two Distances: 3k or 5k Runners and Walkers welcome for both distances The Doorway is a nonprofit, NGO, social project aimed at Making Change Possible […]

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February 13, 2019

Do you know about the great work that “The Doorway” is doing in Calgary?

2019 is off to a great start for me and my business, as I have just begun an amazing new adventure with Marilyn Dyck, Executive Director, and her team at The Doorway. Through my new role in Community & Resource Development there, I will establish and strengthen relationships with donors, employers, and the community, to […]

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January 16, 2019

Need some help finding sponsors and/or donors for your upcoming golf tournaments or other events for 2019?

With golf season and other outdoor events beginning over the next few months, I would like to share some information with you regarding the difference between a sponsor, donor, and gift in Kind, as some nonprofit organizations I have met with still require some clarity around this. Sponsorship –Where a business gives cash or other […]

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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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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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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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November 15, 2017

Trademarks

Intellectual property refers to creations of the mind: inventions; literary and artistic works; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual property is divided into two categories: Industrial Property includes patents for inventions, trademarks, industrial designs and geographical indications. A trademark is a symbol, word, or words legally registered or established by use as […]

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October 11, 2017

Transparency

If you Google transparency you get such synonyms as: translucency, limpidity, clearness, clarity, openness, accountability, straightforwardness and candor. Transparency is certainly a top consideration when deciding which charity to support. Familiarity also comes into play. Those very familiar with charities have more positive views such as the belief that these charities are important and have […]

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