After almost 40 years of fundraising consulting, we have a lot of insight into fundraising, “friendraising,” individual donor development, and the many other ways nonprofits achieve sustainability.
Tips, Tools, Templates & Articles
How to "unstick"" a board that's too paralyzed to fundraise
Practical suggestions for deepening donor relationships
Unlock ideas for donor identification, cultivation, solicitation and recognition
Questions at the heart of a unique and compelling argument for support
Building a strategy for year-round donor relationships
Steps to diversify fundraising beyond over-reliance on government support
Fundraising evaluation models that can help organizations raise more in the future
Blogs & Newsletters
Browse through recent Cause Effective blog posts on a variety of fundraising topics here - and read some Cause Effective newsletters with fresh fundraising ideas:
How can nonprofits follow up on their annual appeal to keep donors involved?
How do you know when to invest in development staff?
Check out Cause Effective live on Tony Martignetti's Nonprofit Radio Station, pondering questions on volunteer solicitation like, "When is it OK to ask volunteers to donate? How do you get started? What about objections?" Hear the answers here.
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