Category: Fundraising

Fundraising professional talking with older couple about planned giving

How to Talk to Donors About Planned Giving & Legacy Gifts

To many fundraising professionals, the thought of asking for legacy gifts is daunting. After all, preparing for the end of one’s life can be a sensitive subject. Find out how to talk to donors about planned giving in a thoughtful, compassionate way, and how to incorporate legacy gifts in your overall fundraising strategy.

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Donor Appreciation Event Ideas: What to Do (and Avoid) for Success

When donors have agreed to partner with you in your mission—to help bring about the Kingdom of God with their resources, as Henri Nouwen so beautifully expresses it—there is a natural sense of gratitude that follows. Expressing that gratitude is an important step in your relationship with those who support your work. Not only is hosting an appreciation event a practical strategy for donor retention, but it is a way to steward the people whose financial gifts make your work possible. Here are some ideas to help make your next donor appreciation event a success.

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10 Common Grant Writing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

Many Catholic nonprofit organizations rely on grant funds to sustain and further their mission. But grant writing can be a challenging, time-consuming endeavor. This list of ten common grant writing mistakes, and how to avoid them, will help you win more funds for your organization and your mission!

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The Role of Board Members in Fundraising for Catholic Nonprofits

The wellbeing of a nonprofit organization depends on an engaged and well-run board of directors. This is especially true when it comes to fundraising. At the same time, the majority of board members typically lack training and experience with fundraising. What role should the board of directors play in fundraising, and how can you best equip them for success?

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Grow your Network to Win Funding Faster

Fundraising and grant writing do not exist in a vacuum and cannot be done without real, personal connections. Growing your network and building these personal connections is an effective way to increase your fundraising capacity and further the mission of your organization.

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