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Your Development Audit

May 15, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

A Development Audit documents the strengths and weaknesses of your current fundraising program, and provides a roadmap for growth. A Development Audit is an internal assessment of your fundraising program…

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Fundraising Instincts

May 9, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

“She has good instincts.” So said the trustee referring to one of LAPA’s major gift consultants. What did he mean? I’ve heard this phrase often regarding fundraisers and other professionals,…

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How To Wreck The Stewardship Of A Major Gift

May 3, 2018 | Sheldon Bart

A friend of mine who sits on a nonprofit board has been working to cultivate as a major donor a very wealthy businessman with a strong interest in the nonprofit’s…

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A Pressing Question

April 26, 2018 |

Ask LAPA Q. One of our readers writes: Is a fundraising plan part of a strategic plan? If so, why is it important? Isn't a strategic plan focused on what…

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Inside Planned Giving, Part III

April 19, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

This is the third and concluding installment of questions and answers about planned giving, one of the most neglected areas of fundraising and also one of the most lucrative. The…

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Inside Planned Giving, Part II

April 12, 2018 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

This is the second installment of questions and answers about planned giving, one of the most neglected areas of fundraising and also one of the most lucrative. The first installment…

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