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10 ways to refine your fundraising readiness in 2017

10 ways to refine your fundraising readiness in 2017

Part Two of a Two Part Series Are you ready for a successful fundraising year?  Are you already involved? Before you go full force in the marketplace – whether with cultivation or solicitation – stop and review your fundraising readiness status. Here are 10 business processes we have found impact fundraising. Take a moment to […]

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How do we come to consciousness considering that most of us R unaware of the racism & disregard of the poor that is part of our culture?

Culture and Racial Unease

This special column was written by Robert Krouskoff – father of Pearl Shaw and father-in-law of Melvin Shaw. We share his words in hopes that they will inspire you. Learn more about Mr. Krouskoff. We live in a culture of racism (and disregard for the poor) without knowing or thinking about it. This cultural conditioning […]

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Define Your Giving Priorities in 2017

Part One of a Two Part Series As 2016 came to a close there was an avalanche of well crafted requests to give to nonprofits. These came in the US mail and via email. They were on TV, radio, Facebook, Twitter… everywhere! So many were compelling. They combined emotion with facts. They communicated impact. They […]

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The FUNdraising Doctor is in - 2

The FUNdraising Doctor is in! Part Two

Part Two of a Two Part Series The financial health of an organization is often attributed to the board of directors. The composition of the board, its actions, the level of giving, and the recognition of individual members all impact financial health. Part one of this series provided information on nine symptoms of board health. […]

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The FUNdraising Doctor is in!

The FUNdraising Doctor is in!

Part One of a Two Part Series The board of directors of an organization is responsible for its financial health. What does this mean? How do you measure the fundraising health of the board? We at Saad&Shaw suggest a visit to the FUNdraising doctor. A check-up may be in order. Below you will find symptoms […]

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Clayborn Temple

Friendraising: historic civil rights site restoration

As the year comes to an end many of us are fortunate to receive invitations to events large and small. With Hanukkah falling on December 24th there will be simultaneous celebrating by Jews and Christians this year. And even more will celebrate the New Year. Some events are family parties, work gatherings, or faith celebrations. […]

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Three things you can do to launch fundraising in the new year

Three things you can do to launch fundraising in the new year

The new year is soon upon us complete with new year resolutions. Some are personal: lose weight, exercise more, be a more loving person, spend more time with family, quit smoking…. Others relate to the nonprofit organizations we work with. Three things you can do to launch fundraising in the new year 1 – Create […]

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DIVERSITY

Diversity and inclusion

Nonprofits are ahead of the game when it comes to diversity. Is that true? We may tell ourselves that, but diversity – and most importantly inclusion – requires we take an honest look at our organizations. We recently participated in a Strategic Diversity Course offered by the National Organization for Workforce Diversity. We were part […]

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What is a culture of fundraising?

What is a culture of fundraising?

Creating a culture of fundraising Part three of a three-part series Everyone has to have a responsibility for fundraising. We call this a culture of fundraising. Others refer to it as a culture of philanthropy. Either way, this shared responsibility is at the core of nonprofit fundraising and sustainable organizations. But what exactly is culture? […]

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How to integrate and align fundraising with your mission.

How to integrate and align fundraising with your mission

Creating a culture of fundraising Part two of a three-part series Fundraising is the process of attracting people and resources. Yes, it’s about raising money. But it’s also about “how” you raise money. We believe that fundraising should be infused into all aspects of an organization’s culture. It needs to be a shared responsibility that […]

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