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Pursuant, a full-service, technology-enabled, data-driven fundraising agency serving nonprofit organizations, has been selected a multiple winner in the 38th Annual Telly Awards. The Telly Awards named Pursuant as a silver winner for writing for commercials/marketing,…
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At first glance, this year’s Giving USA Annual Report contains good news for the nonprofit industry. According to the report, donations across the the philanthropic landscape grew by 1.4% last year to a staggering $390…
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Have you ever walked out of a movie theatre after watching a superhero film feeling like you could take over the world? (I must confess, I walked a little taller after watching Wonder Woman.) Or…
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If you have any experience as a customer, the brand that served you will evoke some sort of feeling in you, whether it’s positive or negative. Those feelings often are associated with specific experiences you…
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Does your blood pressure increase when you think about organizing all of the data you have on your donors? You’re not alone. Across industries, we have access to a great amount of data, but only…
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Major donors are a critical source of revenue for almost every philanthropic organization. Because of this, organizations like yours are consistently looking to fill the pipeline with new major donors who will become partners in…
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Recap: Donor Relations the Disney Way

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We recently got the opportunity to do a complete analysis of SPCA International (SPCAI). The animal welfare nonprofit works to stop the abuse and suffering of animals with innovative programs that serve both animals and…
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Today’s fundraising professionals are faced with an interesting paradox. On one hand, we have access to more data about our donors than ever before. Unfortunately, transforming that information into insights you can use to drive…
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We’re introducing some exciting new solutions to help you eliminate the guesswork of fundraising and develop data-driven strategies to achieve your vision. Reserve some time here with one of our team members to learn more…
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Pursuant Wishes You a Joyful Holiday Season

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Nonprofits have more access to data and analytics than ever before. But as you may well know, accessible doesn’t always mean actionable. Having access to so much data should be able to help us fundraise…
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I had the pleasure of speaking at BloomCon in February on donor prospecting. I love donor cultivation events and they’re fertile breeding grounds for donor prospecting. Audience members asked me some great questions on donor…
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You stand for what you tolerate. – Unknown As a nonprofit professional, you are well-equipped to lead. You have become skilled in the art of building deep and meaningful relationships with donors and volunteers. You…
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In today’s blog post we are putting a spotlight on Open Door Mission in Houston, Texas. Founded in 1954 as a downtown Houston homeless shelter and soup kitchen, today Open Door Mission employs a multifaceted…
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High achievement always takes place in the framework of high expectation. – Charles Kettering Every day you set forth on a path to achieve the seemingly unachievable. You work tirelessly to raise the funds needed…
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“If you think you can, you’re right. If you think you can’t, you’re right.” – Henry Ford Because you are a nonprofit leader, the work you do is rewarding, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy….
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As I sat to write my final post in the series on this year’s DMANF conference in Washington D.C., I started by reflecting on what felt powerful. I quickly found myself thinking about the sessions…
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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” —Nelson Mandela Before you invest your time in reading this series on Breakthrough Fundraising, we encourage you to first confirm that the following two statements apply to you…
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We want to extend a huge thank you to everyone who took the time to participate part in our survey last month. We were overwhelmed by the number of responses and the helpful feedback. Thank…
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Last week, we announced an incredible addition to the Pursuant leadership team – Jennifer Bielat. Jennifer joins Pursuant with more than two decades of proven leadership in the philanthropic sector and was a catalyst for…
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We’re thrilled to welcome Jennifer Bielat to the Pursuant team. In January, Jennifer began serving as senior vice president, client strategy. Jennifer brings over twenty years of extensive leadership experience within the nonprofit sector. Most…
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