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More than a plan: Three things you need to implement your fundraising plan

More than a plan: Three things you need to implement your fundraising plan

Will a fundraising plan solve your fundraising challenges? Will your organizational culture change? Will your board suddenly become more involved? What about funding: will the money and resources you need miraculously appear? Creating fundraising plans for our clients is one of our core services. We invest time learning each organization, its […]

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Where will the funding come from?

Where will the funding come from?

How will you meet your fundraising goal in 2017? This question typically elicits one of three responses. Some are confident they will be able to secure the funds their organization needs. Others have a general feeling about where the money and resources will come from. Still others are used to […]

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Defining your legacy

Defining your legacy

Each day we are creating the legacy that one day we will leave to our family and the world. We do it with our words and daily actions. We do it with our giving. What is most important to you and your family? How do you want to be remembered? […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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