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17 Aug 2022
(With so many fundraising options now available and so many things happening in the world, sometimes we all just need a reminder about the basics of fundraising.) The past few years challenged many nonprofits, and today, many that have stabilized are wondering how sec ure thei r future is...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship
21 Jun 2022
Acknowledging and showing appreciation for major gifts, and honoring major donors who give, are an important part of any effective major and planned giving program—and simple stewardship good manners. The same is also true of staff. You should celebrate and acknowledge the success of your major gift...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship Major Gifts
14 Jun 2022
As fundraisers, we have a unique leadership opportunity, no matter our title or defined role within the organization. Our commitment to the mission centers the team’s efforts that achieve our collective purpose. Whether you aspire to be a better leader in your current role or are seeking a new...
Resource Donor Relations/Stewardship Major Gifts
08 Jun 2022
A well-produced annual report has the power to define your purpose and engage your constituents. After two years of living through a pandemic your supporters want — more than ever — to know how you are doing. Nonprofits can learn from the business world that annual reports have the power to go...
Resource Annual Fund Benchmarks Boards and Volunteers Tax Issues
26 May 2022
Most big decisions in life involve some amount of risk. If you look at statistics, I take my life in my hands every time I drive on the New Jersey Turnpike! However, it’s a risk I take on a regular basis. Every individual has a different tolerance for risk. Just look inside your own family—one...
Resource Boards and Volunteers
10 May 2022
AFP Chapter Lobby Week: Chapter Guidance and Tips from AFP Global on Vimeo . Some years it can be quiet in the public policy space, but NOT this year. It’s a GREAT time to create a connection with a member of Congress and/or their staff (like you would with a donor) as Congress works on issues...
Resource Boards and Volunteers
26 Apr 2022
AFP Membership - Career Development and Support Network from AFP Global on Vimeo .
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07 Jul 2021
Read Part I The success of a capital campaign lies in the details as much as in the dollars. These include the important elements of pre-campaign planning, sequential fundraising, the role of leadership and the importance of stewardship. Was your nonprofit in a campaign or considering one before the...
Resource Capital Campaigns
05 Jul 2021
Stronger Optimism about Reaching Goals, Investing in Capacity (Arlington, VA) Fundraisers are feeling increasingly confident about the current giving environment and reaching their goals in 2021, according to the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) third Fundraising Confidence Survey...
Resource Benchmarks Prospect Research Research Reports
01 Jul 2021
The success of a capital campaign lies in the details as much as in the dollars. These include the important elements of pre-campaign planning, sequential fundraising, the role of leadership and the importance of stewardship. Was your nonprofit in a campaign or considering one before the pandemic...
Resource Capital Campaigns
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