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Fundraising Lessons from Jedi Masters

Fundraising Lessons from Jedi Masters

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Bequests and Legacies
When it comes to bequest-aware fundraising, we sometimes have to look at our work in a new way. That can be difficult. I think we are entering a new era. The value and huge size of bequest giving from donors…
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Your To Do List for Skyrocketing Income in the Coming Years

Your To-Do List for Skyrocketing Income in the Coming Years

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Bequests and Legacies
We’ve been focusing for the past couple of weeks on the research that shows us how important bequest revenue from donors can be – two to four times as much as ordinary donation revenue. But it doesn’t just happen. There…
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5 Ways You Can Think Differently about Fundraising to Raise More

5 Ways You Can Think Differently about Fundraising to Raise More

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Bequests and Legacies
I was in High School in 1977 when Star Wars hit the screens. Sometime in the first week, my friends and I went downtown to the one theater in Seattle that was showing it. The line went all the way…
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The Study That Opened My Eyes – and Itll Open Yours Too

The Study That Opened My Eyes – and It’ll Open Yours Too

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Bequests and Legacies
There’s something new in the fundraising world – though it isn’t really new. It’s more of a new insight into something we’ve known about for a long time. This insight comes from a study of a group of long-time donors…
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Pop Art Blue Yes

A Practical Lesson from Star Wars: How to Raise 2 to 5 Times as Much from Real-Life Donors

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Bequests and Legacies, Maths of Fundraising
It may be the smartest “bad move” in the history of movies. Back in 1976, while he was negotiating his deal for making a new movie about heroes and villains zooming around in space, George Lucas said he’d take much…
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The Type of Board Member Who Can Transform Your Fundraising (In a Good Way)

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Boards and Fundraising
One of the best things you can have as a professional fundraiser is a board member who is also a professional fundraiser. Why would you need that? After all, you’re really good at your job! Do you need more help?…
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