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April 2015

Fundraising techniques that everyone does: Are they bad?

How often we hear someone say: I will never use that fundraising technique because everyone does it!

We see something again and again and think it's hackneyed, out-of-style, and ineffective.

Actually, it's usually the other way: Those fundraising "techniques" you see again and again are the things that work.

This special podcast for fundraising nerds only includes the cheapest way to get a powerful fundraising education.

Program #78

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

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Time: 9:16

Fundraising From Yourself: Beware

We're taking a look at one of the most destructive forces in all of fundraising: The need we all have to make ourselves the audience for our messages: Fundraising From Yourself -- or FFY.

It's the quick and sure path to failure.

We'll show you the three signs that FFY is happening in your organization and give you the tools for avoiding this common problem that costs nonprofit organizations millions of dollars every year.

Program #77

Play: Fundraising From Yourself (right click or "save as" to save the file for later).

Or subscribe via iTunes here:

Time: 18:26

Jeff Brooks is fundraisingologist at Moceanic. 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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