Clairity Click-it: Cauldron Full of Free Nonprofit Resources

Take your donor down the pathway to passionate philanthropy

It’s almost Halloween, and a great time to think about how not to scare your donors away; rather, give them treats that will keep ‘em coming back year after year! Here are links to articles you may find helpful. Plus, as usual, you’ll find a cauldron full of free resources – downloadable templates, webinars, cheat […]

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6 Nonprofit Strategies to Raise Money Like “Mr. Wonderful”

Major Gift Fundraising Lessons from TV's "Shark Tank"

I could just say (1) prepare, (2) prepare, (3) prepare, (4) prepare, (5) prepare, and (6) prepare. Did I mention that you really need to prepare? Essentially, this is the meta-message of Shark Tank’s “Mr. Wonderful,” Kevin O’Leary, to would-be entrepreneurs seeking to get spots – and funding – on the television show. And the […]

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Quick Nonprofit Guide to #GivingTuesday Jujitsu

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If you’re planning ahead for #GivingTuesday, you’ve still got time to change your mind. I’ve got a better idea for you. Flip the idea and rather than asking folks to make a symbolic gift to you, why don’t you make a gift to them?

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Clairity Click-it: Basket of Delightful Nonprofit Resources

Take your donor down the pathway to passionate philanthropy

Here are some goodies to help you raise as much money as possible during the last quarter of the calendar year! Keep your focus on inspiring storytelling that sets you apart from everyone else, yet don’t forget that who you tell your story to matters as much as how you tell it.  As does where […]

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Fixing a Wobbly World: What You Can Do to Restore Balance

Fixing a Wobbly World: What You Can Do to Restore Balance

Here’s something I learned from a remarkable Sunday school teacher [who demonstrated by attempting to balance a pencil on one finger]. You see this pencil?  I can get it to balance here for a second or two. But then it wobbles. So I tweak it, to restore balance. If I neglect to tweak it, it […]

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: Tricks or Treats – How To Get and Sustain Major Gifts

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I’m majorly S C R E A M I N G with delight to be hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival! So majorly, in fact, that the subject this month is TRICKS or TREATS – How To Get and Sustain Major Gifts? Tell us your tricks – the ones that work! Do you HAUNT prospects […]

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5 Winning “Today” Strategies to Raise Money Smarter

If you can count to five, you can do this!

If you could only do five things between now and the end of the year to make a noticeable difference in your nonprofit’s fundraising results, what would you do? I’ve been writing recently about five subject areas – key priorities for success this year, and beyond.  Today I’d like to offer one BIG “to do” […]

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3-Word Recipe Guaranteed to Raise Money

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I consider these three words the holy trinity of fundraising success. They are simple. They are easy to remember. They really work. Plus, if you wrap them up with some emotional color, you’ve got an offer that can’t be refused. Let’s take a look.

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7 Breakthrough Annual Fundraising Appeal Strategies

How do you make a fundraising offer that folks open and accept?

The end of the year will be here before you know it! Working on your year-end appeal? Wish you had a way to prioritize the stuff that really matters? Around this time of year, it’s common for me to hear one or more of the following — not just from newbies to the profession, but […]

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Clairity Click-it: Fall Extravaganza of Free Nonprofit Resources

Lift your donor up -- along the pathway to passionate philanthropy

It’s mid-September and we’re well on the way towards the year-end rush of “giving season!” Now it’s time to get serious about end-of-calendar-year fundraising.  It’s when folks are most generous, and you don’t want to miss out.  So while I’ll continue to offer links to articles and resources aligned with my top “Dive the Five” […]

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