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    FUNDRAISING MUSCLE MEMORY

    Posted by Robin Jordan on Feb. 21, 2019

    In November, I achieved a personal goal of running my seventh half marathon.  I had not run a long distance in a few years; and, I am admittedly a few years older. Training and preparation are very important for any long-distance challenge. With a very busy schedule, I was concerned about having enough time to train. 

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    Topics: Fund Development

    HOW TO FACE DOWN A MONSTER

    Posted by Robin Jordan on Oct. 17, 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: Fundraising, Annual Campaign, Capital Fundraising, Church Fundraising, Fund Development, Fundraising Campaign

    A CHILLING TALE

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Oct. 12, 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: Fundraising, Art Of The Ask, Fund Development

    THANKS BUT NO THANKS

    Posted by Jon Simons on Dec. 10, 2015

    If you have been in fund development long enough, you may have found yourself in this situation:

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    Topics: Fundraising, Patience, Fund Development, Cultivation

    THE BACK BURNER

    Posted by Danny Maier on Jan. 12, 2015

    Endowment, stewardship, and relationship development are fundraising tasks all too often placed on the dreaded back burner. We all have one: the place where the really critical tasks go to simmer and eventually dry up and die.

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    Topics: Leadership, Fund Development, Time Management

    SIMPLE BUT NOT EASY

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on May. 20, 2014

    I often tell clients that I wish I could make this work sound more complicated. After all, they’ve brought me in to talk to their team about a campaign that will be vital to the organization’s future. Surely I must have complicated graphs and algorithms to make it all work? When it comes right down to it though, fundraising tactics are really quite simple.

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    Topics: Fundraising, Financial Development, Fund Development

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