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Choosing a list broker is the crucial element

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
November 23, 2000

A good list broker can be a direct marketing merchant's most significant ally in exploring the viability and direction of a marketing program using the disciplines of direct marketing.

Improper issuance of charitable receipts

Written By: Terry Carter
August 16, 2000

There are many situations in which charitable receipts may be improperly issued. Here is a brief summary of some of the more common instances of the improper issuance of charitable receipts.

Thirteen reasons we love direct marketing

Written By: David Love
May 10, 2000

Direct marketing is: "An interactive system of marketing which uses one or more advertising media to effect a measurable response and/or transaction at any location."

Book Review: Fundraising for the Elderly

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 2000

A mini book review of Fundraising for the Elderly, by Lorne S. Miller

Book Review: Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards (and Staff Too)

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 2000

A mini book review of Fundraising Mistakes that Bedevil All Boards (and Staff Too), by Kay Sprinkel Grace.

Book Review: How to Write Knockout Proposals

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 2000

A mini book review of How to Write Knockout Proposals, by Joseph Barbato.

Vancouver CAGP launches Estate Guide

Written By: CharityVillage
September 20, 1999

The Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP) Vancouver Round Table unveiled a new tool last week that's being hailed as a "wills and estates law school class in a box."

Twelve must-do tips for database newbies

Written By: Annabelle Wood
May 27, 1999

The better your database, the bigger your profits. Here, based on 18 years' experience in re-building new clients' databases are a dozen brass-tacks basics of setting up and maintaining your own.

Converting your regular donors to EFT

Written By: Harvey McKinnon
May 27, 1999

How to convert regular donors into a pre-authorized program

A development director needs more than "a smile and a shoeshine," but it's a good start

Written By: Tony Poderis
May 13, 1999

No matter how high-tech the tools, funds are raised person-to-person.

How to set up an EFT program in your organization

Written By: Harvey McKinnon
April 14, 1999

How to set up an electronic funds transfer program.

Use donor research to build the foundation

Written By: Harvey McKinnon
March 31, 1999

How to use research to build a foundation

Ten tips on how to work with your direct mail provider

Written By: Annabelle Wood
March 31, 1999

Clip and tape this checklist someplace you can see it- every time you prepare a mailing project. Will it bullet-proof you against every contingency? Probably not.

Obstacles to starting monthly giving programs… and how to overcome them

Written By: Harvey McKinnon
February 24, 1999

How to overcome obstacles to starting a monthly giving program

New grant-making kit now available

Written By: Canadian FundRaiser
January 18, 1999

Nonprofits engaged in making grants to other organizations can take advantage of a new tool to help them do it more effectively. Community Foundations of Canada has published a Grantmaking Tool Kit as the latest in its series of print resources to provide technical support to grantmaking institutions, primarily its community foundation members.

Book Review: The Hands-on Guide to Fundraising Strategy and Evaluation

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

Providing key information to a more productive development program, this new book is for staff, board and volunteers, all types of nonprofits, regardless of how much they raise a year, and equally useful to the beginner or pro.

Book Review: 60 Successful Special Events

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

This top notch guide on how to plan, organize and conduct outstanding fund raisers is a `must have' for development offices. If you need to raise funds and improve your organization's profile, this is the hands-on tool that will show you how without having to reinvent the special event wheel.

Book Review: NSFRE Fund-Raising Dictionary

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

The fundraising world has always had a language of its own -- a unique blending of terminology drawn from the sector, charitable circumstances and regulatory agencies – and here's a dictionary with 1400 clear definitions.

Book Review: The Complete Book of Model Fund-Raising Letters

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

With new charities bursting on the scene daily, competition for the donation dollar increasing exponentially, and the not-for-profit sector becoming more and more sophisticated, astute organizations vie for any edge they can get. One edge that is easy to get is The Complete Book of Model Fund-Raising Letters.

Book Review: Going...Going...Gone! Successful Auctions For Non-Profit Institutions

Written By: CharityVillage
January 1, 1999

This easy-to-read and exceptionally well organized guide offers everything you need to know to mount an exciting, efficient and successful auction.

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