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Is relationship capital the new black for #nonprofit? Here's how to build friend making into every strategy from #fundraising to board development.
Nonprofits need to build relationship capital to​ increase donors, retain them, and get them to bring in more donors. Here's how it's done.
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Have you applied the basics of good donor relations to your employee matching gift program? You might be leaving good money behind. #fundraising  
Is your nonprofit serious about corporate matching gifts? Or is your program half-baked? Here's how to make it really bring in corporate cash.
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Don't ignore the threat of hackers. Nonprofits are as vulnerable as anyone. Here are some things you can do right away.
Are nonprofits complacent about cyber security? Or terrified? Here are eight​ simple ways to make sure you are cyber secure.
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Don't let the fear of failure keep you rom getting on the Giving Days trend. #fundraising
Has your nonprofit jumped onto the Giving Day trend? If you've been holding back, here's why you should participate and tips for being successful.
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Fundraising in multiple states? Check out the latest on the URS first. #fundraising  #nonprofit
The URS was an attempt to make fundraising across states easier. But it has become out of date because of rapidly chainging state requirements.
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Good job hunting for people looking to get into the #nonprofit world, but could nonprofits themselves lose out?
The improving economy is boosting job creation in the nonprofit world. But recruitment and retention of staff are still problems.
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Job Creation is the key of economical development,but Capital may be a barrier for many creative people.
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You may be losing money by not using ugly #fundraising   letters. Fundraising letters don't need to be pretty, but they do need to be urgent, tell a story, include a match, and have a good CTA. Here's one that meets all those requirements.
Fundraising letters are often the most effective when they are plain, not elegant. Here is one example of a simple letter that works.
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Why make fundraising and communications harder than it should be? A CRM system can bring it all together for you. #nonprofit   #fundraising  
Are you so exhausted from corraling your donor data, you don't have time to actually fundraise? Here's what a good CRM solution can do for you.
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Nonprofits have been slow to make their websites mobile friendly. But now that will hurt much more. See why and what you can do. #npotech  
Mobile for nonprofits is no longer optional. Google will soon change the way it treats search results by favoring mobile friendly sites. Here's what you can do.
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Can you give donors a money back guarantee in your appeal letter? You bet. That is just one of these wonderful tips from Lisa Sargeant. Not subscribed to her newsletter? Do it now!
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Should fundraisers get involved with volunteers? You bet! #fundraising #volunteers
Study shows that volunteering and donating to a charitable cause are closely linked. Fundraisers should never take volunteers lightly.
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Are you a nonprofit trend watcher? Check out these trends for a better 2015. #fundraising
Are you on top of these 5 funding trends for nonprofits in 2015? Here's how to cope with both the good and the bad.
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Writing about the nonprofit world at About.com. Coordinator of the Nonprofit Blog Carnival.
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  • About.com
    Guide to Nonprofit, 2006 - present
  • Elderhostel
    Assoc Dir SW Region
  • University of Iowa
    Director of University Relations
  • St. Louis University
    Director of University Relations
  • Girl Scout Council of Greater St. Louis
    Development Director
  • Sachs Properties/Electric
    PR Director
  • University City School District
    English Teacher
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Expert on Nonprofit Orgs at About.com, covering all aspects of the nonprofit world.
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Writing about philanthropy, marketing, social media, fundraising, management, volunteerism and more -- mostly at About.com.


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Proud of two daughters who both work for nonprofits. Two stepsons hang out in Alaska and Hong Kong, one leading adventures in the tundra and the other working in international finance. Three grand kids. Four granddogs. A ton of bragging rights!
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  • Washington University in St. Louis
  • Saint Louis University
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