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Mission Advancement Success Tips: Honoring donors during covid-19

Donors | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

Interested in learning some tips on how to honor donors when living in a world with social distancing? Check out the video below and download our Webinar Slides: Honoring Your Donors During COVID-19 to learn more.

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Mission Advancement Success Tips: Fundraising during covid-19

Board, | Donors, | Fundraising | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

You've likely updated many of your organization's communications, but here is one you may have overlooked. Chuck Anderson shares his #1 crisis communication tip. For additional fundraising best practices during COVID-19, watch the video below and visit our resources page to learn more.

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Other Duties As Assigned – Why Don’t We Give Them More Credit?

Development office, | Fundraising | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

Oh, the infamous “other duties as assigned.” That little phase at the end of your job description that seems so innocent and benign in your interview that you barely notice it. It’s just the bullet point that they “have” to include - it’s no big deal, you tell yourself. 

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Mission Advancement Trendy Tips: How to find & keep a development rockstar

Development office, | Counsel | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

Are you struggling to find and keep a Development Officer? Check out the video below and read our Blog Post: Finding and Keeping a Development Rockstar to learn more.

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Tell Me Again - Why We Do This Golf Tournament?

Development office, | Fundraising | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

A charity golf tournament is always great fun – especially when the weather is fine. Personally, I love playing in golf tournaments! It's a day away from the routine, an opportunity to be out in fresh air and spend time with fun people while supporting a good cause. Here is to playing in golf tournaments!

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When is the Right Time to Engage a Professional Fundraising Firm?

Fundraising, | Capital Campaign, | Counsel | 1 Comment | by Mission Advancement

This is a question that all nonprofit organizations ask as they prepare for a capital campaign. And many nonprofits choose the wrong answer for reasons that seem responsible and sound in that moment. The correct – and short – answer is this: a nonprofit organization should engage professional counsel as soon as the need for capital is determined – long before the campaign begins.

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The Elements of a Successful Capital Campaign

Capital Campaign | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

There comes a time in a nonprofit’s lifecycle when it is faced with an extraordinary opportunity – a vision of how to expand and further its mission.

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Finding and Keeping a Development Rockstar

Development office | 1 Comment | by Mission Advancement

Losing a development officer can have serious implications on a nonprofit's mission. And finding the right replacement is a process that is rarely done well. There are many opinions on what the ideal characteristics are for a good development officer. Unfortunately, most of them miss the mark and bring little value to the search and hiring process. Here is another take on how to find and keep a Development Rockstar and help bring an end to the revolving door of the development office.

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Time to Plan

Fundraising | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

It's a busy time of year for us at MAP. I know it's a busy time for you, as well.It's always right around this time of year when I fail to remember to do some really important things. Perhaps, most importantly, setting aside time in the coming months to do some serious strategic planning for the year ahead.

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So, what is a major gift, anyway?

Fundraising, | Major gifts | 0 Comments | by Mission Advancement

This is a seemingly innocent question that elicits responses all over the charts. Nearly every nonprofit uses the term ‘major gift’ and has a quick definition of its meaning, but no two definitions are the same.

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