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Why Nonprofits Fail — Even When They’re Well-Funded

Every year, thousands of new nonprofits open their doors. Many struggle right from the start; some succeed — until something unexpected like...

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The Secret to Keeping Your Donors Giving: Make Them Feel Special

You put a lot of time, energy, and money into acquiring new donors. So it’s frustrating when the majority of them give just once or twice and...

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Prospecting on a Budget? Use Nonprofit Advocacy to Build Your List

To build strong, mutually beneficial relationships with supporters, make sure you deploy a diverse mix of engagement opportunities and...

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Writing a Great Thank You Letter: The First Step in Successful Donor Stewardship

So you’ve written a winning fundraising appeal. It has a compelling case for support, it makes readers feel the urgency of your cause,...

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Quick Tips to Boost Response from Direct Mail Fundraising

Not every direct mail fundraising appeal is created equal. While the number of variables that can affect direct mail fundraising can be...

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Make the Donor the Hero of Your Fundraising Story

In nonprofit fundraising, there’s an important adage: Donors give to success. That’s why one of the most important goals of a...

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How Nonprofits Succeed by Focusing on Others, Part 2: Emphasize Donor Impact

In Part 1 of this article, we explored the importance of your mission statement in keeping you focused on effectively serving...

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How Nonprofits Succeed by Focusing on Others, Part 1: Learn to Say No

Your attention gets pulled in many different directions in the day-to-day management of your nonprofit. On top of that, high-level concerns...

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Nonprofit Monthly Sustainers, Part 2: 8 Tips for a Successful Monthly Giving Program

In Part 1 of this article, we made the case for why nonprofit organizations should enroll donors in monthly giving. Today, we’ll...

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Nonprofit Monthly Sustainers, Part 1: Financial Stability in Any Economy

The percentage of Americans giving to charities has dropped to a historic new low, as reported by a Gallup survey conducted in April...

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[NPFX Ep. 9] Ask the Experts: Listener Questions about Nonprofit Fundraising

Welcome to The Nonprofit Fundraising Exchange, a podcast from IPM Advancement. Our mission is to help you raise more money so you can make the...

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Nonprofit Fundraising in an Election Year: All Systems GO!

Everyone has an opinion on nonprofit fundraising during an election year…. Does a presidential election help or hurt individual...

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