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Why I’m Thankful for Small Donors

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Why I’m Thankful for Small Donors

I sing the praises of the small donor. Those generous folks that give when they can to a mailing, or online, or even to your very specific appeal on social media. Why? Because they’re the ones doing the heavy lifting in nonprofitland.

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5 Ways to Ease the Pain of Nonprofit Writing

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5 Ways to Ease the Pain of Nonprofit Writing

As a nonprofit writer, there are moments that feel like being an NFL linebacker – taking the hits play after play. Don’t let your storytelling get sidelined by confusing plays and poor sportsmanship. Here are 5 things you can do to take some of the pain out of nonprofit communications. 

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This Is Your Brain … on Fundraising

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This Is Your Brain … on Fundraising

New fundraisers are often surprised at how mentally challenging the job can be. To avoid burnout, it’s up to you to convince the boss that you need some outside muscle. Here’s how to go about that and not get burned.

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Go Ahead: Admit You're a Fundraiser in 2018

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Go Ahead: Admit You're a Fundraiser in 2018

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in 20 years of nonprofit fundraising it’s this: if you want to be successful at the job, you have to own it. No one is going to give you millions of dollars unless you’re fully committed. Here are 9 signs you might just be a fundraiser after all. 

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