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Fundraising: Yep, it's sales

I have heard it said that fund development and fund-raising is not sales. To this I say, poppycock. Donor engagement is a relational sales process which ends in a transaction: a donation. 373 more words


Design Thinking While You Work

When I ran into a former colleague recently, she asked me what I liked about freelancing.  Without hesitating, I commented on how stimulating it is to work with such a diverse group of nonprofit and foundation clients. 377 more words



All of us who work in the not for profit world consistently seek support for the cause. If we allow ourselves to think, “if financial resources were not an issue, how would we change things to better address our mission.” The magic that flows in this kind of conversation, generally allows wonderful vision to be set free and possibilities to be articulated. 226 more words

Fund Development

Grant Writing Resolutions

January – a time of reflection, new beginnings, resolutions, and preparing for grant-writing season. We are busy preparing for an upcoming webinar for NSPN members on grant writing resolutions. 366 more words

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