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6 Myths That Fool New Fundraisers

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6 Myths That Fool New Fundraisers

No one likes to be fooled, especially where money is concerned. But if you’re a novice to the fundraising world, it’s easy to get distracted by all the fads that clog your inbox. Here are 6 of the top myths that I hear new fundraisers repeat. Let’s do some myth-busting with the latest research on these topics.

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7 Wonders of the Storytelling World

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7 Wonders of the Storytelling World

Stories invite a deeper relationship with your donors. But if you fail to tell great stories – consistently throughout the year – your fundraising revenue will likely suffer. That’s why I want to teach nonprofits how to spin gold, using the 7 basic story plots.

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How to Love a Fundraiser

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How to Love a Fundraiser

I didn’t set out to fall in love with a fundraiser. In fact, as a communications director I was convinced that all of them were crazy. But The One treated me differently. In her eyes, I was someone with which she could plan and build a lasting fundraising program.

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Field Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Campaigns

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Field Guide to Nonprofit Marketing Campaigns

Often we’re so eager to start executing on a marketing campaign that we forget or rush through the other two parts: strategy and evaluation. But when you rush to execution, I can practically guarantee campaign failure. Or if luck is on your side, partial results. Here’s how to do it right.

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