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In addition to the resources in the Library, Valley Nonprofit Resources’ website has available publications that can be downloaded for free from its past projects – the MENDing Poverty conference series, Raising the Bar Project, Latino Multifamily Group Program, and Latino Multifamily Groups for Type II Diabetes Project.

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10 Examples of Fundraising Letters that Raised a Ton of Funds for Nonprofits

Often the best fundraising letters present narratives to donors, not statistics. In this article written for Sumac, copywriter Billy Sharma shares ten examples of fundraising letters that, through effective storytelling, raised a ton of funds for nonprofits.

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10 Major Barriers Keeping Donors from Giving and How to Overcome Them

Is an article written for Forbes Nonprofit Council. In the article, ten nonprofit executives identify the reasons why donors may be hesitant to donate, ranging from brand aesthetic to company-donor communication response time, and present ways to overcome them in 2019.

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10 Strategic Ways Nonprofits Can Influence Giving From Major Corporations

Aligning the social goals of a for-profit with a donation to a nonprofit helps further the social initiatives of both organizations.

 

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10 Things to Consider in a CRM

Constituent Relationship Management systems allow a nonprofit to track a 360 degree view of all interactions with constituents. What’s more, all the available options—including Salesforce.com, CiviCRM, SugarCRM and Microsoft Dynamics CRM—are relatively inexpensive for nonprofits, or even free.

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10 Tips to Improve Your Donor Newsletter

This is an article written by Michael Stein for TechSoup. The article shares 10 tips to create a donor newsletter, whether it be print, email or video, which has better impact.

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11 Tips to Write More Original Appeal Letters

More than ever, nonprofit appeal letters need to be creative, attention-grabbing and compelling. This article by Mazarine Treyz provides tips on creating an appeal letter that is original and rather than one that reads like a grant proposal.

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13 Common Fundraising Mistakes Made by New Nonprofit Organizations

Is an article written by Forbes Nonprofit Council. To help prevent acts that often lead to desperate measures, thirteen nonprofit leaders share common fundraising errors they see made by younger organizations.

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2021 State of Grant Seeking Report

The 2021 State of Grantseeking™ Report is based on the 19th informal survey of organizations conducted by GrantStation to help illustrate the current state of grantseeking. The primary objectives of this report are to shed light on the current trends in grantseeking and generate benchmarks by which you can measure your success in the field. This year, we added a special section on grantseeking during the pandemic in order to assist you during this time of challenge and change.

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3 Fundraising Myths Debunked

This is an article written by Linda Lombardi for Network for Good. In the article, Lombardi identifies three compelling, but false, beliefs that have made their way into the world of nonprofit fundraising and puts them to rest.

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3 Online Fundraising Tips for Small Nonprofits

This is an article written by Abby Jarvis for Blue Avocado. The article describes how to best use digital fundraising tools to ease the workload of a small nonprofit’s staff - while raising more money in the process.

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4 Ways to Coordinate Collaborative Grant Proposals

An article written for The NonProfit Times, identifies the challenges of bringing together organizations with complementary missions to accomplish a larger goal.

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4 Ways to Show Genuine Gratitude

An article written by Linda Lombardi for Network for Good, discusses the importance of thankfulness as it relates to donor communication and describes four key ways to show appreciation for supporters.

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5 Questions When Picking A Donor Management System

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article presents a number of questions one should ask during the donor management selection process.

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5 Steps for Prospecting for Funders

Is an article written for The NonProfit Times. The article details how to best identify grant seekers that are the best fit for an organization’s work.

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5 Technology Tips for a Better Fundraising Strategy

Is an article written by John Killoran for GuideStar. The article identifies five key fundraising technology best practices and strategies that can help an organization to engage and retain donors.

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