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Great Fundraising Events: From Experience to Transformation

By Ashley Shaw May 2, 2017

Have you ever thought about the "science" of fundraising? What I mean is, the psychology behind..

April Showers Brings My Curated Fundraising List

By Ashley Shaw April 25, 2017

It's that time again: the time of month where I give you another curated list filled with great..

Fundraising Posts from February You'll Love

By Ashley Shaw February 28, 2017

February is the month of love, and that’s why this month’s roundup features all the greatest..

How to Create a Fundraising Website That Works

By Ashley Shaw February 16, 2017

A good fundraising page can do wonders for your fundraiser. In marketing terms, a good website..

Online Technology and Fundraising: A Love Story

By Ashley Shaw February 14, 2017

Happy Valentines Day, Everybody! In honor of this most romantic holiday, I am going to tell you..

A Curated List of 2017 Resolutions for Fundraising and More

By Ashley Shaw January 31, 2017

I am constantly reading about the nonprofit industry - it’s kind of my job. And so, every month,..

8 Goals You Should Be Setting Before Your Charity Event

By Ashley Shaw January 12, 2017

Welcome to 2017! (I know I say that as if I have been here for a while waiting for you, but..

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

By Ashley Shaw January 10, 2017

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

When Should You Host Your Annual Fundraiser? [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw December 9, 2016

A common question fundraisers have to ask themselves is, "When should we host the annual..

How to Use Novel Writing Tips for Better Fundraising Storytelling

By Ashley Shaw November 18, 2016

Once upon a time, a beautiful princess (or a handsome prince, take your pick) was planning on..

What Can Political Fundraisers Teach You About Nonprofit Fundraising?

By Ashley Shaw November 10, 2016

The election is over, and I am sure you can’t wait until you don’t have to hear about it..

11 Things Your Fundraising Needs [Infographic]

By Ashley Shaw November 3, 2016

Fundraising. Everybody does it, but not everybody does it right. There are over 1 million..

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