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    WHO REALLY CARES?

    Posted by Jon Simons on Mar. 16, 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 poses an important question as you identify prospects for your capital campaign.

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    Topics: Capital Readiness

    PRIVILEGE OF PURPOSE

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Mar. 13, 2018

    One of the most important decisions you will make as you embark on any fundraising effort is the recruitment and selection of volunteer leadership.

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    ARE YOUR LEADERS READY TO TELL YOUR STORY?

    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Mar. 8, 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, Jan shares how important it is that leaders are able to share your story with passion.

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    Topics: Capital Readiness

    THE ANTI-DECIDER

    Posted by Danny Maier on Mar. 6, 2018

    I’ll preface this blog by saying it’s a bit of a tough-love message. Learning about the “Anti-Decider” has been a hard lesson for me over the years. And I confess, I still occasionally give my most earnest advice on this subject…followed in some regrettable cases with the kind truth of, “I warned you.”

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    Topics: Donor Cultivation, Philanthropy, Stewardship

    WHAT COMES BEFORE THE CAMPAIGN?

    Posted by Jim Mellor on Mar. 2, 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, Jim asks the question that you should ask yourself before your next campaign: are you ready?

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    Topics: Capital Readiness

    FEBRUARY SHOUT OUTS

    Posted by DBD Team on Feb. 26, 2018

    As we come to the end of February, we want to recognize several clients who have reached important milestones in their campaigns. We always tell our clients that campaigns take a long time – it’s important to celebrate as you go! Read on for some celebrating with several great organizations.

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    Topics: Success Stories, Capital Campaign, Case Studies, Collaborations

    HOW TO ASK

    Posted by DBD Team on Feb. 22, 2018

    When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. Today, we’re digging into the archives for some of our best advice on How to Ask.

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    Topics: Ask, Donation, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask

    TELLING (AND LISTENING) YOUR BETTER STORY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Feb. 14, 2018

    When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Bruce delves into a better way to approach the ask.

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    Topics: Ask, Fundraising, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Asking, Face To The Case, Interest Raising

    CAN I GET A BURGER REFILL?

    Posted by Jason Fry on Feb. 9, 2018

    When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Jason talks about the strategy of seeking out rejection.

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    Topics: How To Ask

    PREPARING FOR THE ASK

    Posted by Robin Jordan on Feb. 6, 2018

    When people think of fundraising, they usually are thinking about The Ask – and that can be very intimidating. This month, the Donor By Design Team is taking on How to Ask. Today, Robin reminds us to take the time to prepare our volunteers, and ourselves.

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    Topics: Volunteer Development, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask

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