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A Modern Day Fundraising Dilemma

Reviewing the ethical statements now required to be accepted when renewing my Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) status last month, I was particularly struck by the following points in the International Statement of the Ethical Principles of Fundraising: Fundraisers will always respect the free choice of all individuals to give donations or not. Fundraisers [...]

7 Sins that Kill Your Fundraising Efforts

Asking for money before engaging the donor. Engage in a sincere and meaningful conversation with your top donors before asking for anything.  Remember that asking for a gift is only one step in the “development process” and it usually is not the first step.  You need to “develop” the relationship first and find the [...]

By |2019-04-12T08:29:04-04:00March 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Avoiding Burnout in the Nonprofit World

Many of us involved in the non-profit sectors – in fact, most of us – are likely to be “care-givers.”  We find that our lives and our drive to work in the nonprofit sector are fed by giving to or caring for others.  To use a quote from the Prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, [...]

By |2019-02-12T08:16:57-05:00February 12th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

David King Live on Business RadioX

David King talks with the High Velocity Radio hosts about how to strategically set your donor board up for success, pitfalls to avoid when planning your fundraising budget, and just how Alexander Haas helps “transform institutions that transform lives”.