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Join me on these videos as I provide an assortment of ideas, tools, and gems to be happier and a more effective fundraiser and leader. You are important and you are what makes the difference.


Here in the US, we are coming to a long weekend, July 4 holiday. I’m going to keep this short so you can take some time off HOPEFULLY!

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Why won’t my Board fundraise? Frame the question in a way that stimulates your brain to give you or others actionable responses.

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How do I find new donors? This question comes up regularly. The search can be exhausting and time-robbing if you don’t know where to look..

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Why is asking for help so difficult? Yet helping others is so rewarding. Let’s take a moment to explore it.

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Mistakes! Screw-Ups and Failures! Spelling mistakes incorrectly is the first screwup. How many have you made and what has happened because of them?

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What do you have in common with a rabbit hole and a toast? You might be pleasantly surprised when you watch this video.

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I know you are bombarded with lots of information. This easy and quick exercise will help you to step back, reflect, and assimilate all the information.

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You probably don’t even realize how you are stealing. When I heard Seth Godin speak about it, it clicked for how we are doing it in the nonprofit world.

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Do you know who your donors are? Yes it would be nice to know them by name, but do you know your breakdown? Which ones you want to focus on? Knowing the basics is key.

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The text is Multitasking is the life at nonprofits. Time can easily slip away from you. That’s why a plan helps keep you on track. This is an easy plan to set up.

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Is it difficult to ask for money for your organization? Here is a way to be honest about your discomfort for asking, yet you are able to do it.

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When asking for money does it create love? It definitely brings love to everyone involved.

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The forgotten ones! Why work so hard to attract these donors and then let them slip through the cracks. Imagine if they were cultivated into either monthly donors or major donors. The possibilities can help create a sustainable financial foundation.

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Getting to know your donors is always is a priority. How you start the conversation and then keep it flowing can be a challenge. Here are some easy ways to open the channel.

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At a time of compassion it is important to check on your Board, as well as model for them how they can help check on your donors.

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Why do we go to networking events? What are we looking for? Clients? Donors? Maybe but it could be something deeper…

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Not another Board meeting! Board meetings can be dull, filled with reports.

This ingredient engages both the listening and sharing qualities, which results in a more productive meeting.

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You have your plan, you have your why, and probably the amount you want to raise, but still something is missing. If you don’t have this one particular goal you might as well forget about fundraising.

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What is your why for fundraising? Yes it’s to raise money but let’s go deeper. This will make it easier to understand and explain your purpose. Don’t forget to share yours with others.

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We are stepping into a new year and a new decade. And I want your fundraising to increase with ease. So follow this one important step, it will help you through whatever chaos or bumps you may encounter.

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We are stepping into a new year and a new decade. And I want your fundraising to increase with ease. So follow this one important step, it will help you through whatever chaos or bumps you may encounter.

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Giving Tuesday is amazing BUT is it for your organization?

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