Challenging Giving Perceptions: Generation Y vs. Baby Boomers

When it comes to fundraising, there seems to be a frenzied dash to solicit Generation Y (also known as Millennials), comprising donors aged 18 to 32 years.

After all, the ALS ice bucket challenge raised millions; Barack Obama’s fundraising success of 2008 and 2012 targeting youth got him elected twice;... (continued)

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Silent Auction Secrets: 5 simple changes to generate bigger bids

Wed, Oct 14, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Auction planners: How do you get guests to bid more in your silent auction?

(I'm re-running this popular webinar to give you the scoop!)

When you’ve gone to the effort of soliciting donors, creating displays, and arranging volunteers for checkout,... (continued)

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How to Ask for BIG Gifts from Individuals (in 3 Easy Steps)

Wed, Jun 17, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This webinar will provide hands on training in cultivating and soliciting BIG gifts (The definition of “Big” is different for each nonprofit). The 3 Steps are: Get Organized, Schedule Your Meetings, Meet Your Donor and Ask. Peter will explain the concepts and share valuable tools that participants can... (continued)

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May 13th: Developing Earned Income Streams For Your Nonprofit 4Good webinar

Wed, May 13, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Have you gotten tired of getting turned down for grants?

Would you like to plan to succeed in 2016?

If your fundraising stagnated last year, you’re not alone.

Donor attrition is at an all time high, and so is competition for dollars.

What if the one bright spot at the end of... (continued)

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Peter J. Heller

Peter J. Heller Consulting helps nonprofits with their fundraising strategies. We are located in Manhattan with clients primarily in New York City and throughout the Northeast. We build teams of consultants to meet the custom needs of each client.

The company is run by Peter Heller who has maintained a successful career over
25 years... (continued)

Keys to Managing the Major Gifts Process: It's All in the Execution

Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Major gifts-whether $1,000 or $100,000 or anything in between-still produce the lion’s share of a nonprofits philanthropic revenue. The key to a successful program to identify, inform, interest and involve major gift donors, is more than simply asking-as important as the solicitation is. This... (continued)

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Major Gifts Matters FAQs about Offering Donors Choices: Restricted, Unrestricted, Program and Overhead Giving

Why you should get this Cheat Sheet

Donors today want more hands-on involvement than last generation's donors. They want choice. They won't necessarily be content with earmarking their gift "for use where most needed."

If you're still insisting that... (continued)


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Elevate's Grant Writing Services Overview

Want to build a grant program? With Elevate, you’ll work with a team of people – including an experienced senior writer and strategist, an associate-level grant writer, and a client relations associate responsible for data entry, meeting agendas, and notes. Learn more about our model with this attachment.


Legal Traps for the Unwary Fundraiser

Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Did you know that most states require registration before a charity solicits donations? If your nonprofit is embarking on a new fundraising campaign or you just want to brush up on fundraising legal and compliance issues, this webinar is for you. Topics include: state charitable solicitation registration rules, including... (continued)


Storytelling for Non profits

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

This workshop will help non profit professionals and board members tell the story of their individual connection to the organization, tell the organization's story, and invite donors to share the story of why they are connected.

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Silent Auction Secrets: 5 simple changes to generate bigger bids

Wed, Sep 10, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Auction planners: How do you get guests to bid more in your silent auction? (I'm re-running this uber-popular webinar to give you the scoop!)

Let's face it: When you’ve gone to the effort of soliciting donors, creating displays, and arranging... (continued)


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Stewarding Online Donors - How Nonprofits Can Provide Outstanding Donor Stewardship Online

Tue, Sep 09, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Is your organization receiving more online donations?
Are you providing outstanding stewardship to your online donors?

If you answered no, then there's a good chance that you might be losing donors.

When you take great care of your donors by showing them... (continued)


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Prospect Research on a Shoestring Budget

Tue, Aug 19, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Click here to register

Learn how to leverage online and local resources that will assist you in prospecting new funding opportunities for your nonprofit organization.

--Find out how to leverage library databases without spending any money
--Learn... (continued)

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Prepare Yourself and Your Solicitors to Knock the Ask Out of the Park with this Pre-Solicitation Major Gifts Fundraising Strategy Workbook.

*This is major gifts fundraising in a box! Use the goodies inside to stop stressing about making the ask. Line up your duckies… put your best foot forward… and... (continued)


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Raiser's Edge Prospect Module

Started 2014-06-24T16:00:00ZTuesday, June 24, 2014 at 04:00PM UTC, lasted for about 2 hours

This session takes us through the Prospect module, best used for Major Gifts or prospects being moved along using Moves Management.

  • identifying what potential donors will and will not give to
  • enter financial information resulting from your research
  • create solicitation... (continued)

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Dealing with Difficult People: Learn a New Skillset for Today's Multigenerational, Multicultural Workplace

Wed, Jun 18, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

It seems to happen in a lot of workplaces. Someone is difficult. It can be a client, peer or (gulp) your boss. Or it could be that incommunicative guy in the mailroom, the gossipy fundraiser, the surly receptionist or the aggressive fill-in-the-blank that puts a... (continued)


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Fundraising as a Career: What Does It Take to Succeed?

From Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE's book, Fundraising as a Career: What, Are You crazy, this article provides you with they keys to being, or hiring, a successful fundraiser.



Is Your Board on Board: Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

Wed, May 21, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Click here to register

The essential success of a nonprofit organization is dependent upon leadership--both volunteer and professional. In this fast-paced webinar, we will focus on the core responsibilities of the board--both individually... (continued)

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Building a Fundraising Board

Wed, May 07, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Does your board refuse to accept their fundraising responsibility? Are they willing but not educated/trained in fundraising? Does the board lack enthusiasm for fundraising? Have you wondered if it is time for an extreme makeover of your board?

If so, this webinar is for you. In this session, we will discuss the role... (continued)


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Soliciting the Major Gift

Dr. Tom McCarty, CFRE, Senior Counsel of DeWitt & Associates, gives practical information on the process of asking for major gifts.

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Sample of Your Ultimate Guide to Fundraising with Volunteers

Do you want more fundraising volunteers?

Do you want help with all of the little things you’d rather have someone else do?

Do you want people for your phone-a-thon? Or people to help you raise more money?

You will love Your Ultimate Guide to Fundraising with Volunteers.

In this... (continued)

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How to write a stunning direct mail package piece by piece

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT

Register Here

Do you have trouble getting people to open your nonprofit appeals?

Do you want to learn the tactics of great appeal copywriting that will help people tear open your envelope and GIVE?

Now you can learn how to write a... (continued)


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50 Ways to Move Your Donor - Cultivation and Stewardship Solution Kit

A Complete Cultivation and Stewardship Solution Kit that gets you to ‘Yes’ with Finesse

Why you should get this Solution Kit

You are likely familiar with the song, ’50 Way to Leave Your Lover’ from the inimitable Paul Simon.

Well, there are no doubt just as many ways to leave your... (continued)


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Is Your Nonprofit Organization "Grant Ready"?

Securing grant dollars has become significantly more competitive in recent years. A compelling grant proposal in and of itself is no longer a viable strategy. This checklist is designed to help you think through 20 key facets of your organization’s programs, personnel, Board, finances and more to help determine how attractive you would be to a prospective funder.



Anatomy of a Major Gifts Ask - A 'Cheat Sheet'

Why you should get this Cheat Sheet

This is a simple step-by-step guide, with clearly explained tips, pointers and even sample language, to help you succeed (in spades!) when making a major gift solicitation.

Making an effective ask is not that difficult, provided you know what to do. Unfortunately, there are... (continued)


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John McClain

Background: I am a serial entrepreneur! As a professional with over 20+ years of experience in the advertising and marketing field I have funneled those experiences into the newest venture I am seeding. As a father of 7 wonderful children I have had the opportunity over the years to help their schools and our church develop sophisticated fundraising events that... (continued)

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James Cowen

Background: James Cowen, Aqubanc's founder, has over 25 years working with a wide variety of nonprofit and commercial organizations in North America and Europe. Jim began his career in bank operations and consulting, so he understands how to best process, deposit and post transactions. He has worked with major hardware providers as well as key fundraising software... (continued)

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