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  • How Foundations Can Use Storytelling to Effect Change

    How Foundations Can Use Storytelling to Effect Change

    If you spend any time working with foundations, you’ll notice a central thread in the stories told by their leaders, …

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  • Why the Time is Right for Healthcare Organizations to Cash in on Sustainer Giving

    Why the Time is Right for Healthcare Organizations to Cash in on Sustainer Giving

    There’s a lot of change happening in the healthcare industry – from mergers and acquisitions to changes in funding. That …

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  • Modern Advocacy Requires Modern Tools

    Modern Advocacy Requires Modern Tools

    Given the rapid growth in grassroots advocacy initiatives at organizations large and small, we’ve been talking a lot in our …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 118: How Companies Can Engage on #GivingTuesday

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 118: How Companies Can Engage on #GivingTuesday

    The 8th annual #GivingTuesday is coming up soon on December 3,2019. #GivingTuesday represents an opportunity for everyone to give back …

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  • Tips for a Successful bbcon Experience

    Tips for a Successful bbcon Experience

    When you decide to go to bbcon, you’re making a big time and resource investment—one that will expose you to …

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  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

    5 Ways to Keep Your Fundraising Strategy Fresh

    If you’re looking at your organization’s fundraising strategy and trying to find areas where you can improve it before the …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 117: Inside Out Fundraising

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 117: Inside Out Fundraising

    Coming up with strategies for fundraising can be difficult. However, if there’s a culture in place that promotes and encourages …

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  • How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

    How to Create a Highly Successful Major Gifts Program

    The Problem:   I’ve spent a great deal of my career exploring what it takes to sustain a sort of paradox: a highly profitable …

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  • 4 Tactics to Maximize Email Deliverability Inbox Placement Rates

    4 Tactics to Maximize Email Deliverability Inbox Placement Rates

    The days of the “wild west” when it comes to mass email marketing, where anyone can employ mass email to …

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  • Grant Seeking 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Winning Grants

    Grant Seeking 101: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Winning Grants

    Foundations and corporations award more than $85 million annually in charitable giving. That means there are a lot of grants out …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 116: Storytelling 101

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 116: Storytelling 101

    We all know that it’s important for social good organizations to connect and engage with stakeholders in order to achieve …

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  • 7 Steps for Giving Effective Feedback

    7 Steps for Giving Effective Feedback

    Feedback is a gift.   Those who know me have heard me utter this phrase a time or two…it might even …

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  • Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

    Online Donation Tools: The Best Ones for Your Nonprofit

    If you’ve been in the fundraising game for quite a bit now, you probably understand the importance of establishing your …

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  • One Mom’s Tips for Arts & Cultural Organizations

    One Mom’s Tips for Arts & Cultural Organizations

    As I think about arts & cultural institutions, I realize that my family is an ideal target for these organizations. …

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  • Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

    Grant Seeking 101: Managing the Grant

    Congratulations! You got the grant! It probably took you a long time to get here. The entire grants process—from writing …

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  • 11 Powerful Quotes about New Power at the 2019 Social Good Summit

    11 Powerful Quotes about New Power at the 2019 Social Good Summit

    This year marked the 10th anniversary of the Social Good Summit, an annual conference hosted by the UN Foundation, Mashable, …

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  • The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

    The sgENGAGE Podcast Episode 115: Getting Creative on #GivingTuesday

    December 3, 2019 marks the 8th annual #GivingTuesday. It has grown every year since its inception and  become an important …

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  • Getting Started with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

    Getting Started with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

    Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns are popping up everywhere as they continue to grow in popularity. By now, most people have encountered …

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  • Self Care in the Museum Workplace

    Self Care in the Museum Workplace

    The following post was originally published on the Center for the Future of Museums blog. On Wednesday, August 8, over …

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  • 3 Great Ways Your Board Can Get More Involved with Fundraising (Other Than Asking for Money)

    3 Great Ways Your Board Can Get More Involved with Fundraising (Other Than Asking for Money)

    When you tell board members that you need help with fundraising, many of them automatically think you are telling them they need …

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