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September 2015

The Evil Cousin of Fundraising

Listen to an excerpt from the new book, How to Turn Your Words into Money: The Master Fundraiser's Guide to Persuasive Writing by Jeff Brooks, reading the chapter titled "The Evil Cousin of Fundraising."

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Learn about the all-too-common practice of fundcrushing -- using large numbers and overwhelming facts as the means for coaxing donors into giving. The truth is, it rarely works.

Find out what to do instead of fundcrushing that will motivate donors to give. (It's not that difficult!)

How to Turn Your Words into Money: The Master Fundraiser's Guide to Persuasive Writing, is available at:

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Play: The Evil Cousin of Fundraising (right click or "save as" to save the file for later).

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Time: 6:42


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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