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Video Chats are #2 in the New Hierarchy of One-to-One Cultivation & Asking Meetings

by Brian Saber

Every cloud has a silver lining. Even a horrific cloud like COVID. For the fundraising world, it’s the widespread acceptance of video chats.

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Closing Major Gifts by Video Chat: One Professional’s Experience

by asking_matters

This is the transcript from a Zoom chat I had last month with a fundraising professional I have admired over the years regarding how to close major gifts over video calls.

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Five Best Board Practices #5: Strengthen the Leadership Culture by Building the Board as an Effective Team

by Brian Saber

The time to strengthen your board is now, even with everything else on your plate. During the pandemic, critical issues are constantly arising for non-profits, and if your board is not working efficiently and strategically as a team, it can’t take ownership of the issues. Michael Davidson and Brian Saber are bringing you this series of blog posts to help you build the strongest board possible at this time.

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Five Best Board Practices #4: Use Board Meetings Really Well

by Brian Saber

The time to strengthen your board is now, even with everything else on your plate. During the pandemic, critical issues are constantly arising for non-profits, and if your board is not working efficiently and strategically as a team, it can’t take ownership of the issues. Michael Davidson and Brian Saber are bringing you this series of blog posts to help you build the strongest board possible at this time.

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Know Yourself – Your Fundraising Style Video

by Brian Saber

I asked AM Member Ninette Enrique if I could share this with you. She is training her board with brief instructional videos. In this one she specifically talks about the Asking Styles, trying to encourage her board members to embrace who they are.

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Five Best Board Practices #3: Focus on Recruitment

by Brian Saber

The time to strengthen your board is now, even with everything else on your plate. During the pandemic, critical issues are constantly arising for non-profits, and if your board is not working efficiently and strategically as a team, it can’t take ownership of the issues. Michael Davidson and Brian Saber are bringing you this series of blog posts to help you build the strongest board possible at this time.

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Five Best Board Practices #2: Focus Board Committees or Ad Hoc Teams on Working with Staff on Specific Tasks

by Brian Saber

The time to strengthen your board is now, even with everything else on your plate. During the pandemic, critical issues are constantly arising for non-profits, and if your board is not working efficiently and strategically as a team, it can’t take ownership of the issues. Michael Davidson and Brian Saber are bringing you this series of blog posts to help you build the strongest board possible at this time.

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Five Best Board Practices (Especially During COVID-19) #1: Engage a Board Leadership Team on a Regular Schedule

by Brian Saber

The time to strengthen your board is now, even with everything else on your plate. During the pandemic, critical issues are constantly arising for non-profits, and if your board is not working efficiently and strategically as a team, it can’t take ownership of the issues. Michael Davidson and Brian Saber are bringing you this series of blog posts to help you build the strongest board possible at this time.

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Asking Matters September Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Free Fundraising Masters with Tony Martignetti plus an AM Experts update, the next Jerry Panas recording, an Asking Styles tip & On the Road with Brian

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I’m Breaking ALL My Fundraising and Charitable Giving Rules

by Brian Saber

For years I’ve taught (spoiler alert – still believe) the best philanthropy is to focus your giving. I’ve counseled philanthropists on this and worked hard to move in this direction myself. And I’ve taught organizations to sell vision and impact — the future — rather than immediate need. So what’s changed?

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