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Becoming a fundraiser

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Have I ever told you how I became a fundraiser? I’m hesitant to share because I don’t often find myself interesting enough… But I think in this case, there were a few reasons why my first fundraising job became a career lasting decades. And I hope that’s useful to you.

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How to prevent a fundraising crime

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Or housed. […] The post How to prevent a fundraising crime appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising. Sure, there are days… and nights, when all you want is a stiff drink and a chance to relax. But there are needs to be met. People to be fed.

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Empathy: the key to better fundraising

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We’ve evolved to feel empathy because it’s useful in understanding […] The post Empathy: the key to better fundraising appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising. Empathy is a powerful connection to someone else.

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Improve your fundraising letters fast

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You can improve your fundraising letter today Here’s what I know about writing good fundraising letters: You can practice and study for years. But don’t let the […] The post Improve your fundraising letters fast appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising. So perfection will always be out of reach.

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AI for Grant Writing: 20+ ChatGPT Prompts You Can Use

This prompt guide for ChatGPT contains 20+ tested ChatGPT prompts, along with tips on how to use this tool the best way. Nonprofits can engage with ChatGPT to brainstorm ideas, refine project plans, and craft compelling narratives for grant proposals.

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The Meaning of Philanthropy, Not Fundraising – Part 2

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Get on the Pathway to Passionate Philanthropy, Not Forgettable Fundraising In Part 1 I laid out why philanthropy inspires, and fundraising tires. Fundraising must be done, of course, but there’s something about how it’s too often practiced that turns too many people off. It’s the “fund” part of the word.

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Arts fundraising – why donor experiences are your superpower

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But arts fundraisers have an advantage. If yours […] The post Arts fundraising – why donor experiences are your superpower appeared first on Hands-On Fundraising. Donor experience matters – a lot – to every nonprofit that needs donors. Their mission is an experience.