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Three Insights That Will Help You Raise Big Bucks

by Brian Saber

In September I’m launching a free online workshop called Don’t Ask, Don’t Get. I’ll teach you important lessons you need to understand when it comes to asking for the big bucks. Today I want to share three of them with you.

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How To Choose the Right Prospects

by Brian Saber

If you’re like most fundraisers, you’ve got way too many prospects. But here’s the thing, if you set out to cultivate everyone, you’ll cultivate no one. And if you cultivate no one, I can guarantee your solicitations won’t result in the gifts your organization needs to thrive!

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How to Get Your Fundraising Engine in Working Order

by Brian Saber

Ready to up your fundraising game? Then join me for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Get”, a FREE fundraising workshop starting March 19th. It’s easy, it’s free, and you’ll walk away a better asker – I promise!

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A Fundraising Story for the Ages: Boozing It Up in Ski Country

by Brian Saber

As I reflect back on 35 years of fundraising there are, of course, countless stories. This one always gives me a chuckle.

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To Take Notes in Meetings with Donors or Not…That is the Question!

by Brian Saber

Unless you have an extraordinary memory, you can’t possibly remember everything you’ve heard. And, for you young ‘uns, a head’s up that it only gets worse!

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Can You Ask a Donor for Too Much Money?

by Brian Saber

Today I want to focus on one of these obstacles and debunk a myth that stops people in their tracks. In fact, it might be one of the greatest obstacles out there. The question is, can you ask for “too much” and what constitutes “too much?”

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Bad Fundraising Starts Early – Forcing Our Children to Fundraise

by Brian Saber

SYesterday, I got my umpteenth request to support a friend’s child’s activity. From Girl Scouts to sports teams to the community service project du jour, it seems kids are now in perpetual fundraising mode.

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The Top Two Reasons Your Board Doesn’t Fundraise: Reason 2

by Michael Davidson

Your board members joined your board because they believed in the change your organization is committed to (your vision) and how you make that change (your mission). Unfortunately, while that belief in your vision and mission continued on a cognitive level, not enough has happened to create the emotional connection necessary to motivate them to use their networks to cultivate potential donors.

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The Top Two Reasons Your Board Doesn’t Fundraise: Reason 1

by Michael Davidson

Your board members joined your board because they believed in the change your organization is committed to (your vision) and how you make that change (your mission). Unfortunately, while that belief in your vision and mission continued on a cognitive level, not enough has happened to create the emotional connection necessary to motivate them to use their networks to cultivate potential donors.

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Simple Major Gift Math – K.I.S.S.! – How Many Prospects Can You Manage?

by Brian Saber

Cultivating and soliciting major gifts is time intensive. It takes time because no two donors are identical, and no two donor relationships are identical. No matter how similar two donors may seem on the surface, their histories, their personalities, and their desires will vary. This means every major gift donor needs to be uniquely considered.

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