A Story to Show the Power of Monthly Donors

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This is the most amazing little story from Catholic Extension: Devoted to the Cause http://www.catholicextension.org/how-we-help/stories-faith/devoted-cause  I encourage you to click the link and read the full story about Virginia and Richard Miles. In brief, they are just a regular couple … probably middle-income, likely focused mostly on raising their family and doing what they can to improve the world. And yet, …

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Fundraising ProTip: How Nonprofits Can Use Google Alerts

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Put your top donors’ names in a Google Alert and have it notify you when their name appears on the Web. If it’s something interesting, email it to them (or print it out and forward it to them) with a note, “Congratulations on this honor!” or “Just in case you missed this, here’s a great story that features you in it.” They will like …

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Fundraising ProTip: Cultivating Board Members as Donors

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The first thing to know about raising money with/from your board is: Every board in the history of nonprofits has been bad at raising money. The second thing to know is: Every fundraiser in the history of nonprofits has taken their board’s support for granted. You can beat the odds on both of these today by simply sending a personal …