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The Best Fundraising Books Ever

The Best Fundraising Books Ever

The Best Fundraising Books Ever Get the best help you can! I’m a huge fan of fundraising best practices. Why break your head trying to invent the wheel when you can go to the store and buy a ferrari? I have a huge fundraising library that...

The tale of Three Fundraisers

The tale of Three Fundraisers

The tale of Three Fundraisers. A parable. Once upon a time, a lovely old church sat in the middle of a little town. The church had been there for a long time. So long, in fact that the oldest grandmother in the church remembered it being old when...

What’s your mission?

What’s your mission?

What’s your mission? What is a mission statement? It’s one of those things that seems very important to get right, but is terribly difficult to write well. Expert consultants will happily come in and charge you thousands of dollars to...

Bring Order Out of Chaos

Bring Order Out of Chaos

Bring Order Out of Chaos In the beginning… Dear Sr. Veronica, Thanksgiving is right around the corner. I don’t know what kind of big hooplah you sisters put on for Thanksgiving, but around our house it gets pretty crazy. We do a big...

Frame  Your Case

Frame Your Case

Creating your fundraising game plan – Part 3 Frame your case The key to fundraising is being able to communicate a need in the community and how a gift would have a transformative ability to meet the need. These two elements come together in your...

Let’s Get Logical

Let’s Get Logical

Creating your fundraising game plan – Part 2 Let’s get logical Last week, we walked through how to create a snapshot of your current fundraising activities. The first part of creating your game plan is having a clear picture of what...