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Joanne Oppelt Consulting collaborates with nonprofit organizations to help build revenue streams, create sustainable funding, and increase positive net income. Joanne is a seasoned rainmaker with a distinguished track record of success. During her more than twenty-five years working in the nonprofit arena, she has built successful fundraising programs at every stop, helping her organizations grow capacity and more effectively fulfill their missions.

She is also the author or four books published by CharityChannel Press:

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A Year-End Primer for Newby Grant Writers

So, one of your fundraising goals for next year is to increase your revenues from foundations. If only you could find a way be more effective at grants. How do you find the time to write? What tools can you develop that will help you get those grants in more easily?

Developing Fundraising Campaigns that Work

To effectively communicate with donors, you need to engage them first. Engaging them means creating a communications plan that develops relationships.

How to Build Donor Relationships: Bringing It All Together

Today's installment will be brief, though profoundly important to your fundraising success. If anything doesn't make sense, be sure to read (or re-read) the installments.

How to Build Donor Relationships with Government Funders

With government funders, it’s not about you or your organization; it’s about them and their needs, wants, and preferences. You need to know and speak to their values, needs, and motivations.

How to Build Donor Relationships with Corporations

Like individuals and foundations, relationships with corporate giving partners are not about you or your organization. They’re about them and their needs, wants, and preferences. And it’s still about impact. Only this time, it’s not only mission impact. It’s also about financial and market impact.

How to Build Donor Relationships with Foundations

Like individual donors, foundations see money as a vehicle to mission fulfillment. The question foundations ask is, “Where will our money best be used to achieve our legal objectives?”