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5 E’s of Attracting Resources to Your Cause

Patience is bitter but its fruit is sweet. When it comes to attracting resources, the root of a strategy is critical. Where should a nonprofit organization with limited means begin to focus its efforts? Its an important choice to make. Should our root represent...

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STOP Competing for Resources

Trying to latch onto donors just doesn't work. In fact, it never did. Resolve to stop the endless loop of competing for limited resources. Instead, it's time to start attracting donors. Then you can make an ask more comfortable for both of you. Donors are on overload!...

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Revolutionary Tactics to Reduce Your Fundraising Anxiety

Release anxiety by striking a fundraising bonanza. Imagine that sweet victory. The loud cheers would be deafening. But amplifying your fundraising results will take more than you may think. So let's draw on the wisdom of  "The American Cincinnatus"- George Washington-...

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5 Steps to Convert Chaos to Opportunity

How in the world can you be productive in the midst of chaos? Short staffing, a manager who doesn't care, angry customers and rampant disorganization could all cause even the most well intended employee to crack up. Yet, ironically, chaos also presents unique...

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Outreach to Turn your Nonprofit Upside Down

Ugh! If there's one thing I find disappointing, it's a nonprofit that settles for mediocrity. Focusing on the headache of the day means fewer opportunities to reach for the stars. Crisis management is good for putting out today's fires. Yet it's poor for addressing...

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A Recipe For Mediocrity

Stop trying to fix problems and focus on accentuating strengths. People working together can produce dramatic and sustainable results. Believe it. Zeroing in on problems is a recipe for mediocrity. The norm becomes the target. And the deficit discourse can become...

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Secret Appeal to Santa

Dear Santa Claus, Please pardon us as we know that grownups don't usually contact you on the North Pole.  Our charitable organization spends a lot of time plowing through the ice and snow though. Freezes are common here too-like with hiring. But that's only the tip of...

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Introducing N E W Fundraising Possibilities

Discover new possibilities using a tool in your fundraising arsenal. Not special events. Not your year end appeal either. Another piece on social media? Nope. Something different is happening this time. The conventional message says your nonprofit doesn't have enough...

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