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Five Ways That Pressure Benefits Fundraising

August 21, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Fundraising requires pressure; but it has to be just the right amount: too much pressure and we implode, too little and we underperform. Mother Nature shows us the benefits of…

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"Do Not Apply": Five Ways Around This Private Foundation Roadblock

August 14, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

The three dreaded words for grant officers, “do not apply--DNA.” They appear on private foundation profiles more often these days than ever before. Most annoying is that the funder seems…

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How to Set A Real Fundraising Goal

August 8, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

“We want to raise one million dollars.” I hear this so often that I may run into the sea and head for the proverbial “Gilligan’s Island” to hide.” “Why one…

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Ten Steps for A Powerful Fundraising Appeal

July 31, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

What makes a powerful fundraising appeal? This week, I offer ten easy steps for a powerful appeal.  What techniques do you find make a powerful appeal? I welcome your comments…

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Building Reserves in the Nonprofit World

July 24, 2019 | Daniel K. Weiss, CPA

Most nonprofit organizations live in a “hand-to-mouth” world where revenues are spent as they come in. It's a dangerous way to live, because the inevitable interruptions in funding can cause…

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Has your annual fund plateaued?

July 17, 2019 | Laurence A. Pagnoni

Has your annual fund plateaued? Keeping your Annual Fund fresh requires ongoing innovation. This week, I answer your burning questions about the Annual Fund.

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