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May News – Imposter Syndrome

Who among us has ever felt out of place, like we don’t belong, like “if they only knew…”? I’ll be the first to raise my hand. I did not graduate college right out of high school like I planned. Instead, I got pregnant, got married, had more children, divorced, and…
vicky
May 12, 2022
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April News – Solicitation and Stewardship

April signals the end of the first quarter of the year and the beginning of serious fundraising. We’re headed back to the big fundraising luncheons, fashion shows and galas. And let’s not forget the golf tournaments and clay shoots. It’s also the time to meet your donors and make your…
vicky
April 13, 2022
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March News – Cultivation

Spring is in the air! Do we dare hope that COVID is on the downhill slide? Just about everyone is ready to be around other people and open-air restaurant patios are one of the best places to Cultivate donors. Now that you’ve identified your prospective donors, it’s time to contact…
vicky
March 9, 2022
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February News – Identification

There are four stages of the donor cycle: Identification, Cultivation, Solicitation, and Stewardship. During the month of February my weekly zoom webinar, About Fundraising, will look at the task of Identification from various points of view. Research Basics Building a Prospect Donor Profile LYBNTS and SYBNTS Best Practices, Next Steps…
vicky
February 9, 2022
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January News – Teams

Are you a team of One or do you supervise a department or a whole organization? When planning my monthly newsletters and weekly About Fundraising webinars for 2022, I decided to organize everything around monthly themes. The theme for January is Teams. Each Thursday at noon, CST, on About Fundraising,…
vicky
January 12, 2022
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December News – Gratitude 2.0

What a year, again! Just when we thought the pandemic was behind us and we were taking a collective deep breath, it reared its ugly head with a makeover, Delta variant. My extended family has experienced the death of a loved one due to COVID and I am grateful that…
vicky
December 14, 2021
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August News – Passive Income and How to Get Some

When I think of passive income, I think of trust funds, stock dividends, and real estate investments. However, these are not options for nonprofits that want to add passive income to their revenue streams. The best passive income for a nonprofit is an endowment, but unless you’re a university, hospital,…
vicky
August 9, 2021