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Cash Alternatives in Fundraising
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August News – Cash Alternatives

Cash Alternatives Have you noticed that more businesses are not accepting cash - folding money, coins? Have you also noticed how impatient you are when someone is paying for their groceries with a check that they have to fill out and sign? Heaven forbid that a transaction takes more than…
vicky
August 15, 2023
Customer Service in Fundraising
FundraisingGoalsInsightsReflection

July News – CX and Donors

CX by Design My recent customer experiences have gone from one extreme to the other. Great customer experiences: I took my car to my local dealership for the annual inspection. I had an appointment, the attendant greeted me by name, the waiting area was clean, coffee was fresh, and there…
vicky
July 12, 2023
Ambition or Not?
FundraisingGoalsInsightsReflection

May News – Ambition or Not?

Ambition or Not? Recently, I was visiting with a friend. We were talking and she asked me how my consulting business was doing. I started telling her about my plans to start a podcast and about the barter agreement with a marketing firm. I also told her about how I’ve…
vicky
May 16, 2023
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30% Of All Charitable Giving Is Done In December

October 1st, Q4 is here and COVID19 or not, we still have to raise money for our nonprofit organizations, especially now, at the end of the year when 30% of all charitable giving is done in the U.S. Our clients, our patrons, our communities depend on us. If you haven’t…
vicky
October 1, 2020
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Choosing a Professional Membership Organization to Join

AFP, Association of Fundraising Professionals: https://afpglobal.org/ CASE, Council for Advancement and Support of Education: https://www.case.org/ AHP, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy: https://www.ahp.org/ American Grant Writers Association: https://grantstation.com/mvp-partners/American-Grant-Writers--Association American Prospect Research Association: https://www.aprahome.org/ American Marketing Association: https://www.ama.org/ 13 associations for event planners: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-planning/associations/ Data Management Association: https://dama.org/ National Association of Charitable Gift…
vicky
December 23, 2019
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Foundations Are People, Too

If you only get one thing from this article, let it be this: Follow the instructions. Yep, that’s it. Follow the instructions. Give the grant maker what they ask for. Don’t say too much or too little. If they want to know the color of the walls in your office,…
vicky
November 10, 2019