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No More Asking Board Members to Swap Gifts with Friends – Please!

by Brian Saber

What will it take for us to get rid of this pernicious habit? It is such awful fundraising on every level, and we’re swapping so much long-term good for a bit of short-term gain.

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Questions for Donors Around COVID

by Brian Saber

There have been very few silver linings amid the horrific losses and upheavals of the COVID pandemic. However, over the last two years, I’ve seen COVID act as a catalyst to underscore the importance of the causes we work so hard to address.

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The Added Bonus of Board Service: Leadership and Management Training

by Michael Davidson

Board members can strengthen their ability to work with a team, see issues from different perspectives, and reach decisions by consensus. They learn how to represent an organization, speak about it passionately, develop relationships and obtain important resources.

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Engaged Boards Will Fundraise! Three Important Actions to Get Them There

by Brian Saber

Michael Davidson and I believe there is a way forward if you’re willing to strengthen the governance of your board and if you move away from transactional fundraising toward relational fundraising. Here are three steps to take today!

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Asking Matters September Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Asking Matters September Newsletter: Come Check Out my New Website!

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Asking Styles Chart

What’s An Asking Style?

by Brian Saber

What’s an Asking Style? You might well ask, because most people in fundraising worry more about the donor’s style than they do figuring how they can ask for a gift in the way that makes them comfortable and effective.

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Asking Matters August Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Asking Matters August Newsletter: Time to Recharge for the Fall Giving Season!

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Blind Dating and Cultivating Donors: I Just Had an Aha Moment

by Brian Saber

Blind dating and cultivating donors. I’ve been doing both for as long as I can remember. I’ve realized they can be more similar than you might think!

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Asking Matters July Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Asking Matters July Newsletter: Ten Questions to Ask Your Donors Post-Pandemic

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Eight Questions Every Individual Gift Officer Should Ask Themselves Post-Pandemic

by Brian Saber

What do we need ask ourselves as we emerge from the worst of this pandemic and can once again join our colleagues and donors in person?

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