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A Little Cultivation Goes a Long Way

by Brian Saber

In this world of infinite change, we can still count on some things. Total individual giving still represents almost 88% of all charitable giving in the U.S!

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Asking Matters July Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Gearing Up for an Amazing Fall! Plus the webinar recording from Lori Jacobwith, a free video, and my take on the GivingUSA 2016 stats.

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GivingUSA 2016 Numbers Are Out – And Individuals Still Rule

by Brian Saber

In this world of infinite change, we can still count on some things. Total individual giving still represents almost 88% of all charitable giving in the U.S!

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Asking Matters June Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Introducing the Asking Matters Virtual Water Cooler! Plus a new blog post and FREE webinar from Lori Jacobwith, upcoming CharityHowTo webinars, and On the Road with Brian

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How Do We Get the Money?

by Lori Jacobwith

I’ve been studying my own language around money for many years, thanks to my favorite book The Soul of Money and its author Lynne Twist and others committed to positive language choices. Because of what I’ve read, learned and practiced, I have found that re-framing my own language and thoughts about money have allowed more money to flow to me and the social profit organizations I worked with.

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How to Select the Right Prospects for Your Organization…and for You!

by Brian Saber

Choosing prospects is critically important. Of course it’s a no-brainer that if you don’t have the right prospects, you’re not going to raise the funds you need to fulfill your organization’s mission. Yet sometimes, if you’re like most of us, you head out to ask without thinking it through enough.

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Asking Matters May Newsletter

by Brian Saber

Fundraising Masters with Lori Jacobwith on June 14th! Plus a new post from Sue Kindred, and the recording from April’s webinar with Dana Ostomel!

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On the hunt for jargon – Why we use it and why we need to stop it

by Sue Kindred

Jargon works when you are speaking with others who consistently work in your field. But, if you are not speaking to someone in your field, but instead speaking to someone who really wants to understand your work, you are not going to get there by using industry jargon.

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Asking Matters April Newsletter

by Brian Saber

FREE Webinar with Dana Ostomel on April 18th! Plus a new video from Joe Tumolo and last call for Fundraising 101

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Joe Tumolo on “Why”

by Joe Tumolo

Joe Tumolo is Asking Matters’ resident training expert. Joe focuses on training fundraisers and board members to be more confident and intentional around developing stronger relationships with donors. In this video post, Joe goes into detail about the importance of “why”, and how it relates to fundraising.

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