The Intelligent Fundraiser® Resources to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder.
The Intelligent Fundraiser® Resources to Help You Work Smarter, Not Harder.

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June 19, 2017 Webinars
Have you ever walked out of a movie theatre after watching a superhero film feeling like you could take over the world? Or did you ever feel a tightening in your throat after hearing someone...
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May 31, 2017 Infographics
Today’s technology gives you access to massive amounts of information about your donors. But what do you do with it all? There is so much to learn about your donors and so much to do....
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May 11, 2017 Webinars
United Airlines. Disney. Starbucks. Comcast. Have you had a good experience with one of these brands? A bad one? All of them elicit a feeling in consumers—for better or worse. Your organization does, too. Every...
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May 2, 2017 Content Papers
Nelson Mandela said, “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Changing the world may not be impossible, but some days it feels like it. Challenges are vast: limited resources, increased competition, elevated donor expectations, high...
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April 13, 2017 Slides
Are you missing donors with the capacity and interest to do more?  Most organizations have high capacity donors hiding in plain sight.  How do they go unnoticed?  Chances are you’ve got valuable observational data about...
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April 11, 2017 Webinars
Nonprofits have more access to data and analytics than ever before. But as you may well know, accessible doesn’t always mean actionable. Do you feel overwhelmed? Unsure what data to collect? Wondering what metrics matter?...
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Field Guide for 2017 Fundraising

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March 30, 2017 Content Papers
According to fundraising researcher and expert Dr. Adrian Sargeant, a 10% improvement in your donor retention rate can equal 200% in donor lifetime value. Not only is retention critical to a healthy donor pipeline, but...
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March 3, 2017 Webinars
Changing the world may not be impossible, but some days it feels like it. Challenges are vast: limited resources, increased competition, elevated donor expectations, high staff turnover, and an expectation for an annualized ROI–and that’s...
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February 28, 2017 Infographics
Predictability is a value we treasure in the nonprofit space, but it can often feel more like a rare luxury than a consistent part of our fundraising. In order to establish a healthy donor pipeline,...
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Overcoming the Major Donor Dilemma

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February 2, 2017 Content Papers
In fundraising, as in life, the only constant is change. Over the course of the past few years, we’ve experienced more change than we realize. Things that used to be commonplace have become irrelevant. Nonprofits...
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January 31, 2017 Webinars
According to fundraising researcher and expert Dr. Adrian Sargeant, a 10% improvement in your donor retention rate can equal 200% in donor lifetime value. Retention is a critical component of a healthy donor pipeline. So...
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January 12, 2017 Webinars
With Brexit, the Syrian refugee crisis, and the inauguration of a new President, among many other considerations, the current national and global climate has critical implications for what you can expect in your fundraising efforts...
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Upgrade Your Best Donors Today

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November 14, 2016 Content Papers
You have ambitious fundraising goals and rely on major donors to fund them. But challenges around identifying and engaging new major donors are plentiful. The tools and strategies we have utilized for decades are no...
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October 24, 2016 Webinars
Major donors play a critical role in funding your organization. But how do you find the people that are truly passionate about your cause and have the capacity to make a significant contribution to your...
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October 5, 2016 Infographics
Almost every nonprofit knows what it’s like to try to create a sustainable fundraisng program with limited resources. It’s so easy to get caught up in the day-to-day responsibilities that we often neglect taking a...
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Donor Acquisition Made Easy

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September 30, 2016 Webinars
A wise fundraiser once said “Finding new donors is like going fishing. You need to have bait and a good place to fish.” Everyone wants new donors, right? So how do you get them? Bottom...
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September 6, 2016 Webinars
It’s far more profitable to upgrade a current donor than to go out and acquire a new one. Upgrading is the single easiest way to increase your annual revenue. So what exactly does it look...
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August 11, 2016 Webinars
How do you create a year-end campaign that stands out from every other organization soliciting donors at the same time? That’s the question we’ve set out to help you answer in this webinar. We unpack...
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Best Kept Secrets for Upgrading Your Donors

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August 9, 2016 Infographics
December is hands down THE busiest time of the year for fundraisers. On average, 50% of nonprofits take in the bulk of their annual revenue between October and December. But with thousands of nonprofits vying...
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July 20, 2016 Content Papers
Your donor pipeline is the lifeblood of your organization. And while managing the day-to-day activities required to move donors through that pipeline is a challenge by itself, it’s important that you take time to step back,...
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July 12, 2016 Slides
Love em’ or Leave em’? The Delicate Art of Managing A Board Do you have dead weight board members? Ready to throw one (or more) overboard? Recruiting, leading and developing a leadership team made up...
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July 11, 2016 Webinars
Every organization wants to build stronger relationships with their donors. And while we may understand the principles behind the latest relationship fundraising research, learning how to develop strategies and apply them in our interactions with...
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June 24, 2016 Slides
“The Who, What, and How of Board Stewardship” was a presentation given by Rachel Muir on June 25, 2016.
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June 21, 2016 Infographics
Someone has decided to give to your organization. Whoop! Now you need them to know their gift matters. And not just know it, but feel it. When we sponsored groundbreaking research on relationship fundraising, we...
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May 25, 2016 Content Papers
It’s an age old question … Which is better: a few major gifts, or many annual/general fund gifts? Here’s the hard truth: both! But the difference is more than simply understanding the differences in how...
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