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Monday, June 7, 2021
Reframing Your Approach to Funding

While many of us are excited to start attending in-person events and galas again, we know that fundraising has changed forever because of the pandemic. Now is the time to think critically about legacy or planned giving strategies, reserve fund investment strategies, online fundraising, resuming in-person events and other revenue sources.

Guest Post: Nicole Stuke, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation

Monday, October 12, 2020
A Connected Cause: Today's Supporters and the Organizations Poised to Connect with Them

We're hosting a webinar with Rachel Hutchisson, VP with Blackbaud, on October 27. In this post, Rachel shares how organizations can prioritize and leverage their philanthropic engagement efforts.

Guest Post: Rachel Hutchisson, VP at Blackbaud

Thursday, October 31, 2019
Scared of Year End?

We’re bringing Marcy Heim, a respected authority in enhancing major gift success, to Kansas City on Monday, November 18, to offer a clear understanding of crafting an ask. Here she shares her top ten tips for year-end fundraising.

Guest Post: Marcy Heim, CFRE, CSP, The Artful Asker

Monday, October 28, 2019
Top Tips for Selecting Your Database

These database vendors work with nonprofits every day to find solutions to their biggest technology problems, so we tapped into their experience and knowledge to find out what nonprofits should consider when making database change.

Jen Newell, Events Manager

Monday, October 14, 2019
CRM and Beyond

There has been a buzz lately about Constituent Relationship Management (CRM) systems and many nonprofits want more information on the benefits of using them in their organizations.

Guest Post: Kim Foster

Monday, July 1, 2019
The ROI of Fundraising

Judy Keller examines how organizations can determine the return of investment of their fundraising efforts.

Guest Post: Judy Keller

Monday, June 3, 2019
I was a first-time donor...

Tom Ahern is presenting to Nonprofit Connect on July 12, 2019. In his blog post, Tom shared his experience as a first-time donor, and what the organization did right to keep him coming back.

Guest Post: Tom Ahern

Monday, May 13, 2019
5 Reasons Your Board Doesn't Do What You Want Them To Do

Lori Jacobwith is presenting to Nonprofit Connect on May 29, 2019. In her blog post, Lori shares why your board members may not be engaged, and how to remedy the situation.

Guest Post: Lori L. Jacobwith

Friday, October 19, 2018
On a Mission to Succeed at the Event Level

When pulling together the details of your fundraiser, from catering to lighting to photography, don’t forget about the cause. Sharing the reason(s) your organization is raising funds doesn’t stop at the program or presentation you have prepared for the evening.

Nonprofit Connect

Friday, August 24, 2018
You Can Change Board Conversations Around Philanthropy By Using the Fundraising Fitness Test

I have worked with hundreds of nonprofit organizations who have used the Fundraising Fitness Test (FFT) and I am often asked, “How should I use the Fundraising Fitness Test with my board?”

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