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How to maximize year-end giving

How to maximize year-end giving

Happy New Year! It’s not too soon to think about what will prompt those glad tidings to emerge ‒ unparalleled end-of-year giving!  The clock is ticking as we move through our most generous quarter of the year, so now is the time to make sure your strategy is in place to maximize 2019 contributions.  What can you do between now and December 31?  Consider the following: Develop data-driven plans based on donor status. Run a descending order report for all…

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Why do we need a Feasibility Study?

Why do we need a Feasibility Study?

The prospect of launching a capital campaign can be overwhelming. Where do you start? Who will volunteer? Is this the right time? Will people support your funding priorities? How do you set a realistic goal? These are all excellent questions, which you can answer by conducting a Feasibility Study as an early step in the process. Whether you have one major project or a number of smaller initiatives that you are considering, inviting your constituents to participate in the conversation…

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Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Are you Ready to Start a Capital Campaign?

Thinking about a capital campaign? That’s excellent news, since most people give because it makes them feel good about themselves. How kind of you! The best capital campaigns begin with the end in mind–not how to get started but, rather, how you want it to conclude. (Don’t just say, “Soon!”) A capital campaign can do far more for your organization than just raise money. That is, IF, you plan effectively, prepare well and stay focused on the most important outcomes:…

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