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Free 35-minute webinar: Fundraising Research Made Easy

CharityChannel Press and NPO Connect are collaborating on an exciting new series of free 35-minute webinars featuring the authors of our popular In the Trenches series as well as nonprofit titles in our For the GENIUS series. Kicking off the series Thursday will be Meredith Hancks’ free, 35-minute webinar, Fundraising Research Made Easy: A Practical […]

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Should You Do Competitive Funder Research? Absolutely!

In business, each company needs to know what its competitors are doing and therefore conducts “competitive research” when developing a business plan and on an ongoing basis. You can do the same thing when searching for funders. Let’s say you work for a small liberal arts college and you’ve been successful with foundations in your […]

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Constituency: They May be Sitting Right in Front of You

As part of a group organizing a development office for The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra years ago, I ran a number of mailing lists by the committee. Certainly all agreed that season ticket holders were clearly a prime constituency.  When we got to the single ticket buyer list, derisive comments emanated from staff about a […]

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