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    And welcoming the two new members of our writing team, Jon Howard & John Elbare

    February 26:


    Direct Mail, Direct Response: An Introduction
    by Jonathan Howard

    Beginning a series of postings … Starting with: Why do major national charities still spend the time and money to solicit charitable contributions by mail ? Will it work for you ??

    February 26:


    You Can Help Save the Combined Federal Campaign – Part I
    by Bill Huddleston

    The outcry from the non-profit community resulted in the July Congressional hearing about the impact of the proposed OPM regulations. So, what’s next ??

    March 5:


    Introduction to Planned Giving – Part I
    by John Elbare

    Here begins a basic education about planned giving … defining, in easy to understand language, some of the terms; and, over a period of time, helping you get a grasp on how your organization can make planned giving work for you.

    March 5:


    A Mission (Statement) Impossible
    by Tony Poderis

    Every nonprofit organization’s Mission Statement needs to cite clearly Its Reason For Being, and must state the positive difference it makes to its stakeholders/beneficiaries … for example….

    March 12:


    Using Statistics Accurately/Effectively in Your Grant Proposals
    by Jayme Sokolow

    Statistics can be used or abused, especially in grant proposals. However, there are steps you can take to use numbers accurately, and in ways that promote understanding.

    March 12:


    Introduction to Planned Giving – Part II
    by John Elbare

    Continuation of the introduction to planned giving … defining, in easy to understand language, some of the terms; and, helping you get a grasp on how your organization can make planned giving work for you.

    March 19:


    You Can Help Save the Combined Federal Campaign – Part II
    by Bill Huddleston

    A bureaucracy’s first reaction in a controversy is often to deny it. That’s what OPM is doing; they are refusing to acknowledge that they have screwed up … big time.

    March 19:


    How Do You Deal with Grant Deadlines?
    by Jayme Sokolow
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    Deadlines are to proposal professionals as water is to fish. They are the lifeblood of our profession. Dealing with them effectively will make a big (positive) difference to your emotional well-being, and to your professional career.

    March 26:


    Events In Private Homes: Part I
    by Hank Lewis

    There are four basic purposes for such an activity … and the recognition/realization of the need for (the purpose of) a specific type of event, should be the first issue for consideration.

    March 26:


    Building Blocks of Direct Mail
    by Jonathan Howard

    Direct mail success depends on the interplay of three factors….

    April 2:


    Making Your Nonprofit Conference A Special (Fundraising) Event
    by Natalie Lewis

    When was the last time you went to a conference, walked into the exhibit hall and were pleasantly surprised that it looked new, different or interesting? Design your exhibit hall so that vendors will want to pay you to participate.

    April 2:


    Events In Private Homes: Part II
    by Hank Lewis

    Education, Cultivation & Stewardship – What can/should happen at an event in someone’s home.

    April 9:


    How Many Development Staffers Do We Need to Attain Our Fundraising Goals?
    by Tony Poderis

    I’ve often been asked about a formula/guideline for determining the number of development staff needed relative to an organization’s fundraising goals? My reply….

    April 9:


    Events In Private Homes: Part III
    by Hank Lewis

    Asking attendees to write a check … at an event in someone’s home. Should you or shouldn’t you ?? It all depends.


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