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    THE ONCE-A-YEAR MYTH

    Posted by Danny Maier on May. 23, 2018

    There are several myths in fundraising. One of the most frustrating to me is the belief that we will somehow overwhelm and upset Ms. Donor and Mr. Donor by asking them to support our mission multiple times a year.

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    VOLUNTEER CHURN

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Apr. 24, 2018

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. Today Michele warns us not to ignore “retired” volunteers.

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    Topics: Volunteer, Volunteer Development, Donor Stewardship, Volunteer Leadership

    GUTSY NOMINATING COMMITTEES

    Posted by Mike Bussey on Apr. 17, 2018

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. Today Mike explains the power of a gutsy nominating committee.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer, Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation

    UNINTENDED VOLUNTEERS

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Apr. 13, 2018

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. Today Peggy tells a story of how one gentleman became an “unintended volunteer.”

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer, Volunteer Appreciation

    RELUCTANT LEADERS

    Posted by Thom Peters on Apr. 11, 2018

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. The series begins with Thom reflecting on the qualities of “reluctant leaders.”

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer, Volunteer Appreciation

    FUNDRAISING FOOLISHNESS

    Posted by DBD Team on Apr. 4, 2018

    In the spirit of the recent April Fool’s Day, the DBD team compiled a list of foolish fundraising myths. Let’s debunk them together.

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    Topics: Myth, April Fools

    DON’T GO IT ALONE

    Posted by Michele Goodrich on Mar. 29, 2018

    This month, the Donor By Design Team is discussing campaign readiness: the things that (should) happen before you begin a major fundraising campaign.  Today, Michele Goodrich illustrates the benefits of getting a wide team of people involved in the capital planning process.

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    FACTS TELL, BUT STORIES SELL

    Posted by Danny Maier on Mar. 27, 2018

    This month, the Donor By Design Team is discussing campaign readiness: the things that (should) happen before you begin a major fundraising campaign.  Today, Dan Maier illustrates the importance of being able to share your vision in a compelling way to prospective donors.

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    RECRUITING THE RIGHT LEADERS

    Posted by DBD Team on Mar. 23, 2018

    This month, the Donor By Design Team is discussing campaign readiness: the things that (should) happen before you begin a major fundraising campaign.  Today, Jon and Sara share the early steps in recruiting your Leadership Cabinet.

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    Topics: Capital Readiness

    WHO SHOULD LEAD?

    Posted by DBD Team on Mar. 20, 2018

    This month, the Donor By Design Team is discussing campaign readiness: the things that (should) happen before you begin a major fundraising campaign.  Today, Jon and Sara share what you should look for as you build your Leadership Cabinet.

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    Topics: Capital Readiness

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