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Fundraising Q&A: Highlights from the Association of Fundraising Professional's Congress

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
November 28, 2012

Our Fundraising Q&A columnist breaks down the highlights from the recent AFP Congress in Toronto.

Fundraising Q&A: Re-engaging monthly donors

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
October 24, 2012

Follow these tips to keep your monthly donors engaged and committed to your organization.

Fundraising Q&A: Reconnecting with lapsed donors

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
September 26, 2012

Wondering what LYBUNT and SYBUNT have to do with fundraising? Read on!

Fundraising Q&A: Approaching small businesses for support

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
August 29, 2012

How do you approach a corporate giving strategy if you're based in a community without a large corporate presence?

Fundraising Q&A: Strengthening corporate investment

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
July 25, 2012

What's the best way to strengthen your charity's approach to corporations?

Fundraising Q&A: Helping your board to fundraise

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
May 30, 2012

Help your board become more effective in their fundraising.

Fundraising Q&A: The ethics of commission-based fundraising

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
April 26, 2012

Each month, Cynthia J. Armour offers expert advice and feedback about the fundraising issues and challenges facing nonprofits. This month she discusses the ethics of commission-based fundraising.

Fundraising Q&A: Donor recognition and stewardship

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
March 26, 2012

Each month, Cynthia J. Armour offers expert advice and feedback about the fundraising issues and challenges facing nonprofits. This month she discusses how to thank and steward your donors.

Fundraising Q&A: The benefits of monthly giving

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
February 27, 2012

Why organizations should consider setting up a monthly giving program.

Fundraising Q&A: When a donor turns down a major gift opportunity

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
September 26, 2011

What do you do once a major donor turns down a gift proposal?

Fundraising Q&A: Asking a friend for a major gift: Part two

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
August 22, 2011

This article helps you overcome the fear of asking a friend for a donation by outlining the six (not so big) secrets of major gifts.

Fundraising Q&A: Asking a friend for a major gift

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
July 25, 2011

This article helps you prepare to ask a friend for a major gift for your charity.

Fundraising Q&A: Summer activities to strengthen your fundraising program

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
June 28, 2011

This article suggests several activities you can undertake over the summer to help raise more money all year long.

Fundraising Q&A: What should I include in my annual report?

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
May 24, 2011

This article reviews the purpose of the annual report and helps you decide what to put in it.

Fundraising Q&A: How effective are your special events?

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
April 26, 2011

This article provides a checklist to help you conduct a comprehensive evaluation of your special event.

Fundraising Q&A: Risk management for third-party fundraising

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
March 22, 2011

This article provides a comprehensive reference list of policies and procedures that should be put in place when working with third-party fundraisers.

Fundraising Q&A: Recruiting advisory boards

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
January 25, 2011

This article will help board of directors, chief executive and fundraisers set the stage for recruiting an effective team.

Fundraising Q&A: The implications of having no donations

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
November 22, 2010

This article addresses the numerous potential issues that can arise if your organization has no fundraising income.

Fundraising Q&A: The implications of no fundraising

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
November 22, 2010

This article explores what happens when a charity hasn't done any fundraising over the course of a year and how it affects their charitable registration status.

Fundraising Q&A: How to count fundraising costs

Written By: Cynthia J. Armour
October 25, 2010

This article outlines how to count your charity's fundraising costs in line with Canada Revenue Agency regulations.