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October 2009

Things to do that will make you a better fundraiser

Here are ten practical things you can do -- starting today -- that will make you into a better fundraiser:

  1. Donate.
  2. Send and receive snail-mail.
  3. Sign up for lots of email from other nonprofits.
  4. Participate in online social networking sites.
  5. Hang around with older people.
  6. Become aware of the cultural context of your audience.
  7. Go to church.
  8. Read the popular press.
  9. Pay attention to how you ask people for favors.
  10. Work at becoming a better writer.

You can start doing some of these things today. Don't miss this super-practical podcast!

Program #26

Play: Things to do that will make you a better fundraiser (right click or "save as" to save the file for later).

Or subscribe via iTunes here:

Time: 15:38

Podcast changes

The new season brings a couple of changes. Please re-subscribe to this podcast, as some goofy technical things have taken place behind the scenes!

Here are the links mentioned:

Play: Podcast Changes (right click or "save as" to save the file for later).

Or subscribe via iTunes here:

Time: 3:18


Jeff Brooks is creative director at TrueSense, the growing, innovative fundraising agency for organizations that care about donors. Steven Screen is co-founder of The Better Fundraising Company, and a past winner of the Direct Mail Package of the Year award from FundRaising Success magazine, which surprisingly led to him getting fired. Between them, they have nearly 50 years of experience helping excellent nonprofits raise money for their causes. That's a lot of years, but they aren't all that old, really. Yet.




      

      


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