Do You Need a Development Audit evaluating fundraising quick tips Apr 04, 2021

When do you need a development audit? What will you find out and how can you use the audit to improve results? Learn more here (link)

 

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Assessing Your Development Program to Create Your Next Plan evaluating fundraising Feb 23, 2021

Where have you been? To go forward we usually look back first. We call this a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) analysis. And, although many of us use this method when doing a strategic plan, it’s equally important in the development planning process. Your development...

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Measuring Success in Fundraising: Internal and External evaluating fundraising Feb 23, 2021

One of the things I’ve found in my research, and from the anecdotal experiences I’ve shared with thousands of development professionals in workshops and webinars, is that so few development offices measure the right things or, even worse, measure anything at all.

This is one of the...

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What Wrong with the Way We Count Giving? evaluating fundraising Feb 23, 2021

Okay, I’m going to start a huge firestorm here by questioning a revered source of fundraising statistics.

Giving USA has been around a long time and is one of the most respected sources of giving statistics in the United States. But I’d like to question the statistics, and maybe the...

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