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April 2016

How old are your donors?

For most fundraisers, your donors are a lot older than you think. We'll look at why this is so and what it means for you: How do you communicate with these people? About what? And in which channels?

Knowing hold old your donors are -- and responding appropriately -- is the key to success in fundraising. Knowledge is power!

Program #91

Play: How old are your donors? (right click or "save as" to save the file for later).

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Time: 13:25

How to survive the "summer slump"

Most fundraisers experience a drop in giving during the summer months. Here are some tips for minimizing the pain by maximizing summertime revenue ... and other ways you can profitably use the summer months to improve your fundraising all year 'round.

Program #90

Play: How to survive the summer slump (right click or "save as" to save the file for later).

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Time: 6:56

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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