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3 Ways Integrated Planning Helped My Nonprofit

March 20, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

“Plans are worthless, but planning is invaluable.” – Peter Drucker You may recall that I had the good fortune of being a Peter Drucker fellow. I think of his teachings…


Truly Acknowledging Your Donors

March 14, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

 “If the only prayer you ever said was thank you, that would be enough.” Meister Eckhart A modest gift arrived from a donor who I had hoped would give more.…


What does it really take to win a government grant?

March 13, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Many readers ask, “What does it really take to win a Government Grant?” To answer this key question I turned to a dear colleague, Perry Kaplan, a key LAPA team…


The Best Annual Letter I've Ever Read

February 27, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

I am honored to welcome Bill and Melinda Gates as our guest bloggers this week. Yea, I wish. 😊 The next best thing is their recently issued annual letter, which is astounding. Take…


The Fundraiser's Annual Calendar

February 19, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

There are three critical periods in the fundraiser’s annual calendar that you should know about. They are as follows: Period I: The January Surprise This is the second most lucrative…


Siri and Alexa Are Fundraising

February 7, 2019 | Jay Frost

Social media, e-mail, big data; it's clear that technology is changing the way we fundraise. This week's guest video blog covers one piece of technology that I bet you haven't considered: smart speakers.…


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