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Preparing for a successful major gift request: Effective cultivation

Written By: Anne (Coyle) Melanson, BPR, CFRE
December 3, 2015

How do you move a donor from being a name on a prospect list to actually having an opportunity to be asked for a major gift?

Why you must become your donor

Written By: Caryn Stein
November 4, 2015

This one simple practice could help you acquire more donors, raise more money and improve donor retention.

Sponsorship activation, fulfillment and follow up

Written By: Chris Baylis
October 28, 2015

In this final article in our series on sponsorship, learn how to impress your sponsors in the activation and follow up process.

Donating art to charity: What are the tax incentives?

Written By: Tina Tehranchian
October 21, 2015

Confused about the tax incentives for donating art to charity? This article breaks it down for you.

Connecting your social enterprise to Gen Y hinges on this simple concept

Written By: Terri Harel
October 14, 2015

Is your organization doing this one thing to engage Millennials?

Custom sponsorship packages and the prospecting meeting

Written By: Chris Baylis
October 1, 2015

Part one of this series covered how to create custom sponsorship packages. Now we'll show you how to use those packages in your prospecting meeting.

Raise more sponsorship dollars this fall

Written By: Chris Baylis
September 2, 2015

Get ready to raise more sponsorship dollars this fall! We've got the tips to get you started.

Budget Friendly Ideas for Donor Stewardship (Recorded Webinar)

Written By: CharityVillage
May 7, 2015

Find out how you can better steward your donors in this recorded webinar fro Vanessa Chase of The Storytelling Nonprofit.

The single best thing nonprofits can do to raise money

Written By: Vanessa Chase
April 29, 2015

What's the best thing you can do to raise money at your nonprofit? Implement these easy and budget friendly donor stewardship strategies!

Corporate matching gift programs: Understanding the essentials

Written By: Adam Weinger
April 15, 2015

Is your organization making the most of corporate matching gift programs?

Giving thanks: How an exceptional thank you is critical for retaining your donors

Written By: Susan Fish
January 5, 2015

Make your donor thank you messages exceptional with these tips from Canadian fundraising experts.

Ten key steps to creating an extraordinary event

Written By: Sharon Lechner
March 7, 2014

Make your next event a roaring success with these tips.

Taking the plunge: Employee giving campaigns in your nonprofit organization

Written By: Susan Fish
February 5, 2014

Thinking about starting an employee giving program at your nonprofit? Check out these tips to make it a smooth process.

The Raiser's Edge Revealed: Tips for new users

Written By: Kathleen Pollard
July 31, 2013

Starting a new job that requires you to use Raiser's Edge? These tips will help you to hit the ground running.

How to build a remarkable web strategy for your cause

Written By: Theodora Lamb
February 27, 2013

Take your online strategy to the next level with a remarkable campaign.

Hidden Heroes: Why it's time to focus on your everyday donors

Written By: Fraser Green
February 14, 2013

If you're not focusing on your organization's hidden heroes, you could be missing out on a chance to take your fundraising efforts to the next level.

CharityVillage LIVE: Three things to get right when writing fundraising copy

Written By: CharityVillage
January 16, 2013

This CharityVillage LIVE conversation features Kori Brus from Good Works.

Deconstructing Philanthropy: Writing - the least important, most important thing

Written By: Kori Brus
January 10, 2013

Kori Brus from Good Works shares what he believes are the three most important things to get right when writing fundraising copy.

Survey Says: Using surveys to improve strategic decision-making

Written By: John Paul de Silva
December 18, 2012

Follow these practical tips when using surveys to communicate with your stakeholders.

Get the edge: Writing effective funding proposals for government agencies

Written By: Mary W. Walters
December 4, 2012

Do you procrastinate while working on a major grant application? You're not alone! Follow these tips to get the job done - and done well.

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