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The Magic Words – Growing and Predictable

The Magic Words – Growing and Predictable

Your annual fund is the path to peace and prosperity!  When it comes to revenue, no one wants to be surprised by sudden shifts – unless it’s always up, up, up.  The beauty of the annual fund is that, if conducted well, it will provide growing and predictable revenue for your ministry.  More importantly, it gives your donors the opportunity to feel good about themselves by financially supporting your organization!  Are there other benefits you can rely on with your…

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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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