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Fundraising

​Reaching Out on the Inside

Within some organizations there is a nearly tangible divide between development and other internal groups with similar goals. Joining forces may help everyone raise money for the mission.

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​One Donor’s Answers for the “Ask”

The vast majority of “Ask” best practices come from fundraisers. Here are some solicitation techniques from someone experienced in giving, who believes that good, old-fashioned sales training will help improve the fundraising workforce.

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​Closing the Communications-Fundraising Gap

Successfully integrating communications and fundraising staffers into a single team can be a real boon for your organization. Even if full integration is an insurmountable obstacle, there are still ways to enhance partnerships and make them more productive.

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