Clairity Click-it: Boards & Fundraising; Storytelling; Social Media; Email

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First, you’ve still got time to send your donors some Valentine’s Day love. If you missed Monday’s post, check it out here. Meanwhile, today I’ve got another eclectic mix of links for you from across the World Wide Web – both from nonprofit and for profit sources. Enjoy!

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8 Top Ways to Send Nonprofit Donors Love on Valentine’s Day

Monterey Bay Aquarium shares the love with their donors.

Valentine’s Day offers the perfect opportunity for donor stewardship! I hope that by now you know donor retention is the name of the game. It costs so much more to acquire a new donor than to keep an existing one. Yet too few nonprofits have serious, intentional donor stewardship programs in place. Because of that, […]

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Clairity Click-it: Give to Donors with Thank You’s and Stories

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It’s the last Friday in January, which means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. That’s a great day to send your donors some love – and that’s what Monday’s post will be all about. So… keep your eyes peeled! Meanwhile, today I’ve got stuff to get you in a giving and sharing mood. Today […]

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Top 10 Nonprofit Leadership Lessons for 2015: Think Differently

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The Fast Company Blog gives us The Top 10 Best Business Lessons Of 2014. They’re all lessons in leadership. Here’s how I see them applying to your nonprofit in the coming year: 10 Nonprofit Leadership Lessons to Unlock Your Potential This Year

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Clairity Click-it: Get Outside the Mailbox

Today I’ve got stuff to help you get outside the traditional mail box. It’s a great way to communicate with folks – tried and true – but you have many more options in 2015. If you get stuck in the past you’re going to miss out on a lot of potential donors. Did you know […]

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Philanthropy, Not Fundraising: I Have a Dream 2015

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I have a dream for 2015 – and beyond. I have a dream  this is the year your organization will move beyond defining yourself by what you’re not (nonprofit) and will begin to define yourself by what you are (social benefit). I have a dream  this is the year your people will move from an […]

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Clairity Click-it: What You Missed/Second Chance Edition – Annual; Events; Donor Retention; Nonprofit Communication

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Today I’ve got my personal round-up edition with the TOP 10 POSTS on the Clairification blog as selected by you – my wonderful Clairification readers. I’ll no doubt be writing more about these topics in the coming year, but if there’s something you’d particularly like me to address please send me a direct email at […]

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7 Proven Keys to Inspire Nonprofit Boards to Lead and Give

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My first year as a nonprofit fundraiser was before social media, cell phones, email, computers and even FAX machines. I had never heard the term “information overload” and I wasn’t distracted by interruptions every five minutes.  Why do I mention this? Because in today’s fast-paced world we are often so bombarded with bells, whistles and […]

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What “Chopped” can Teach Fundraisers about Productivity and Passion

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One of my secret pleasures is watching the show “Chopped” show on the Food Network. Today I watched an episode that just had me bawling at the end. It was the most heartwarming show I’ve ever seen. And it reminded me of why all of you do the work that you do in the social […]

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Clairity Click-it: Looking Forward to 2015 Edition w/Board, E.D. and Staff Roles, Social Media; Content Marketing; Donor Databases

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Today I’ve got my looking forward into 2015 edition with some ideas as you’re continuing to make your plans (aka New Year’s resolutions) to get you off on the right foot and assure you blast through your 2015 goals and objectives (I know, it usually comes on Friday, but I was playing hooky last week). […]

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