Posts Tagged ‘Fundraising’

Are You Ready for Gift Planning?

Brian M. Sagrestano, JD, CFRE

Knowing that gift planning is important for your prospects and will be valuable to your organization, it is time to ask if you are ready to start a proactive gift planning program. In some cases, you may think that you have a program already, but if you really consider it, you may find that you are not fully engaged in all that is necessary for success.

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Chapter 2 from: Help! They Want Me to Fundraise! A Nonprofit Fundraising Manual for Beginners

Susan Black

Editor's Note: We are pleased to share with you Chapter 2 of Susan Black’s book, Help! They Want Me to Fundraise! A Nonprofit Fundraising Manual for Beginners, published by CharityChannel Press. Our hope is that sharing this free chapter will help you discover how valuable the book will be to your success or the success of someone you know. You can pick up your copy at leading booksellers, including Amazon.

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Grant Seeking vs. Individual Gift Solicitation

Danny Blitch, GPC

Let me start by observing that, by convention, we separate those who work in “fundraising,” by which we typically mean the solicitation of funds from individuals, from “grantsmanship,” by which typically mean seeking government, foundation, or corporate grants. It’s as if grantsmanship is something wholly different from fundraising. I’m not sure I agree with that distinction, but in any case, for purposes of this article, I’ll preserve the distinction as a convenient way to compare and contrast the two. Let’s dive in.

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A Primer on Major Gifts

Janet Levine

In this article, we’ll be focusing on major gifts – that tier above the annual fund and below estate gifts. Before going further, though, let’s drill down a bit on what, exactly, constitutes a major gift because if we don’t, we’ll have fuzziness in deciding whether it’s a large annual gift or a bona fide major gift. Keep in mind that, on the one hand, we are talking about calendar; on the other, about amount.

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