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    SEEING IS BELIEVING

    Posted by Kim Hinrichs on Feb. 25, 2019

    This year as a Christmas present, my incredible in-laws made a donation to provide tuition to students in Tanzania. The generous gift will pay for 20 children to attend school for the next year. I can only imagine the happiness felt by the children who received this gift.  

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    Topics: Donor Engagement

    THE QUESTIONS AFTER THE ANSWER

    Posted by Jason Fry on Feb. 1, 2019

    When you get a chance to speak with a donor, one of the most important things you can do is to listen. Because when you do, you’ll realize that the answer to one question can take your conversation in a whole new direction.

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    Topics: Donor Engagement

    INFORMATION VS AFFIRMATION

    Posted by Jon Simons on Jan. 24, 2019

    Recently, I met with a client to prepare for a feasibility study. We were reviewing a list of potential key community leaders to interview as part of the study. As we assessed each of the potential study participants (rating them based on their potential interest, access, influence and affluence), it became clear that each person identified was a big fan of the organization and most had also been recent donors. Great, right?

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    Topics: Feasibility Study, Donor Cultivation, Donor Engagement

    TELL ME EVERYTHING

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Jan. 17, 2019

    Often non-profit leaders get caught up in anxiously telling donors “everything.” They blurt out stats about programs and stories. They hasten to show impact and community need. As non-profit staff and volunteers, they have great pride in the mission so it’s easy for them to go on and on about what’s happening with the organization.

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    Topics: Donor Cultivation, Donor Engagement

    END OF YEAR FUNDRAISING STRATEGIES

    Posted by DBD Team on Nov. 29, 2018

    Thanks to our partners at Gabriel Group, we have some advice to help you make the most of the last month of 2018.

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    Topics: Donor Engagement, Tax Law

    DROP THE MASK

    Posted by Jon Simons on Oct. 24, 2016

    This October, the Donor By Design team is tackling spooky situations in development. Join us this month for hair-raising stories and cautionary tales of frightful fundraising!

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    Topics: Donor Engagement, Relationship Building

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