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Building Relationships Take Work, But it Pays Off

This guest post is from Jonny Moy, Development Assistant at Little Lights Urban Ministries, a small nonprofit that fundraised $80,000 in 24 hours during Give to the Max Day in…

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Have Something to Say: Creating Stories for the Media

Alison Risso is the Communications Director at Razoo, and before that, she worked with National Geographic, Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet. Most recently, she worked with the national nonprofit…

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3 Ways to Become a Trusted Fundraising Advisor

  Real success in fundraising happens when you become a trusted advisor, a person who is sought out for his advice and support. This happened for me when companies started calling…

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Why You Shouldn’t "Go Viral"

When I worked at a small nonprofit in the health sector a few years ago, one thing I heard all the time was that we needed to “go viral.” We…

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Celebrate the Anti-Heros of Change

These days, social change online seems to always involve a central figure–a hero, if you would. Whether it’s the individual cause champion rallying online influencers and donors, or a benevolent…

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Oldie But a Goodie: Thanking Your Donors

Editor’s Note: Recently I got a request to re-post one of our most popular blog posts so far. I find this post to be one of the most informational pieces…

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What is peer-to-peer online fundraising anyhow?

Raising money online is probably the hardest thing any small or medium-size nonprofit will ever do. Sometimes all the effort and lack of results makes it feel like pulling teeth…

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Facing Your Fear of Social Media

Robin Lane is a public relations strategist in Washington, DC. For more than a decade she has been working with clients to create traditional and social media strategies that get…

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Has Your Fundraising Lost Its Magic? Here's How to Make it Reappear

  I watched one of my favorite films recently, The Prestige. Set in 19th century London, the movie depicts the rivalry of two talented magicians, played by Hugh Jackman and…

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The Pinterest 411

  Ladies, this post is for you. (Of course, gents, you’re welcome to read.) This winter’s hottest topic on social media has been Pinterest. And if you haven’t caught the…