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April Showers Brings My Curated Fundraising List

It's that time again: the time of month where I give you another curated list filled with great insight into the world of fundraising, all from

How to Turn Bidders Into Donors

Let’s face it:

Sometimes people come to your events because they want to bid on that great vacation package you’re offering - and then you never

How to Create and Use Donor Personas

In marketing, you are always being reminded to create a buyer persona to figure out who your ultimate customer is. In the nonprofit world, you may

Know Your Donors: Studies Say Who Donates the Most [Infographic]

So, you plan this big charity event, and you plan everything down to the last detail.

It comes to the night of your event, and you are ecstatic:

Don't Thank Me, Thank My Donors: List on Donor Appreciation

This is the time of year where we stop to smell the roses…and remind ourselves of all that we have for which to be thankful. I try to keep up with