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Common Fundraising Mistake: Talking Too Much

Common Fundraising Mistake: Talking Too Much

It’s true, when we’re nervous we tend to talk too much, to ramble.

Asking for a contribution makes most people nervous which causes rambling. Put these together, and we have the perfect storm to make the most common fundraising mistake: talking too much.

5 Tips to Stop Ignoring Your Monthly Donors

5 Tips to Stop Ignoring Your Monthly Donors

After reading this excellent post about How to Keep Your Monthly Donors by colleague Erica Waasdorp I was reminded of my frustrations with monthly giving donor stewardship. So, before I share 5 tips to stop ignoring your monthly donors, let’s take a look at the numbers.

Nine Steps to A Successful Fundraising Campaign – New Updates for 2019!

Nine Steps to A Successful Fundraising Campaign – New Updates for 2019!

My eBook Nine Steps to a Successful Fundraising Campaign is the most downloaded resource offered on Ignited Fundraising. I’m so honored that thousands of people have sought out my words of encouragement and advice to help them do their important work. That’s why I took the time to update this popular eBook with even more content and all-new stories, plus a fresh design. I’m so thrilled with the new updates and I’m sure you will be too!