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    Did you know that Amazon opened a bookstore in November? You heard that right. The internet juggernaut that is largely responsible for the modern day bookstore extinction (thanks to 2-day shipping and the…
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At Pursuant we’re passionate about helping nonprofits connect donors to the causes that fire them up. That is the heartbeat of Pursuant and it’s what relationship fundraising is about at its core. The concept of…
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Most nonprofit leaders would agree that vision statements are vital to healthy organizations. However, very few leaders have a clear understanding of how to harness the power of that vision. They might know how to…
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2016 has been an exciting year thus far at Pursuant and within the fundraising community as a whole. Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Ian MacQuillin and the Rogare fundraising think tank published cutting edge research on relationship…
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While the nonprofit industry tends to fall at the end the curve when it comes to innovation, that’s not the whole story. There are exceptions—organizations and leaders that have made it a point to embrace…
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At Pursuant we get a front row ticket to see the incredible work that is being done every day by nonprofits of all stripes. Today we want to share that perspective with you by pulling…
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  The day has finally arrived! We’re thrilled to share that today “Relationship Fundraising: Where do we go from here?” is now available for download. The 4-volume report, sponsored by Pursuant and Bloomerang, is authored…
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  It isn’t very often that something new related to fundraising comes along…but this week it’s happening. For over a year we have been planning and working toward the release of brand new relationship fundraising…
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“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”…
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There’s a lot of uncertainty in the nonprofit world these days. There are more organizations vying for donor loyalty across an increasing number of channels. The expectations of today’s donors has changed and there’s an…
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Welcome to the new year.  It’s a clean slate.  A fresh start.  What can you do differently to raise more?  The #1 answer is simple:  be more donor centered.  But what does that mean?  Here’s…
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Happy New Year! We hope 2016 is off to a great start for you. We’re back in full swing at Pursuant this week. We’ve hit the ground running with our quarter 1 goals and are…
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And just like that 2015 is basically in the bag and 2016 quickly approaches. If you’re a strategist at heart your pulse quickens this time of year. A new year. A blank slate. A fresh…
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The recent 2DIALOG webinar “Drive Your Fundraising Success” looked at the fundraising trifecta—strategy, technology, and data—and explored how aligning these key elements can raise your fundraising to an awesome level. Playing off the title, the…
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Howard W. Buffett—yes, that Buffett family (his grandpa is Warren)—recently announced that he has co-founded i(x) Investments, a holding company built to “proactively address global, national, and local problems while simultaneously making a profit.” The…
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If your organization serves the underprivileged, or provides international relief, you have a beneficiary base who will likely never have the ability to provide material financial support back to your organization. This is incredible, meaningful…
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Because organizations have to spend a lot of time and effort to find new major donors, and even in the realm of direct marketing, where expenses (per donor) are lower than in major donor development…
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Contrary to popular belief, ideas in and of themselves are not particularly valuable. Thousands of great ideas are born every day but very few ever come to life. Why? Implementation, that’s the hard part. It’s…
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Giving Days have become a popular way for nonprofits to reach more donors and raise more money, especially in today’s increasingly noisy world. However, planning a Giving Day can be a lot of work. Making…
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