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The Next Best Thing to Being There

The Next Best Thing to Being There

Well, this was the year we didn’t see coming, and it continues and continues.  But!  As people of faith, hope and courage for the future, we press on, recognizing that keeping our supporters in the know is 100% the way to go.  By now, you’ve likely reached out to all your donors with personal calls, handwritten notes, emails, text messages, postcards and more.  If not—no time like the present!  While it may be more efficient to send a mailing, personal…

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The Magic Words – Growing and Predictable

The Magic Words – Growing and Predictable

Your annual fund is the path to peace and prosperity!  When it comes to revenue, no one wants to be surprised by sudden shifts – unless it’s always up, up, up.  The beauty of the annual fund is that, if conducted well, it will provide growing and predictable revenue for your ministry.  More importantly, it gives your donors the opportunity to feel good about themselves by financially supporting your organization!  Are there other benefits you can rely on with your…

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How to maximize year-end giving

How to maximize year-end giving

Happy New Year! It’s not too soon to think about what will prompt those glad tidings to emerge ‒ unparalleled end-of-year giving!  The clock is ticking as we move through our most generous quarter of the year, so now is the time to make sure your strategy is in place to maximize 2019 contributions.  What can you do between now and December 31?  Consider the following: Develop data-driven plans based on donor status. Run a descending order report for all…

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