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November 16, 2020 in Fundraising Best Practices

Three ways organizations benefit from resourcing prospect research

“We did a wealth screening. Now what?” “I need more prospects. How can I discover new leads?” “Where has my prospect made their largest gift?…
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November 12, 2020 in Fundraising Best Practices

How to write an email that will land you that first prospect meeting

Whether you're requesting meetings off-site or you're inviting a prospect to your organization for a special activity or tour, email is often the go-to means…
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November 12, 2020 in Fundraising Best Practices

The three most common messaging questions we’ve received – and our answers

It’s been eight months (but who’s counting?), and by all accounts, COVID-19 is still all-consuming. Add to that a contentious political climate and sensational (in…
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Fundraising Best Practices

Fundraising Best Practices

Three ways organizations benefit from resourcing prospect research

“We did a wealth screening. Now what?” “I need more prospects. How can I discover new leads?” “Where has my prospect made their largest gift?…
Fundraising Best Practices

How to write an email that will land you that first prospect meeting

Whether you're requesting meetings off-site or you're inviting a prospect to your organization for a special activity or tour, email is often the go-to means…
Fundraising Best Practices

The three most common messaging questions we’ve received – and our answers

It’s been eight months (but who’s counting?), and by all accounts, COVID-19 is still all-consuming. Add to that a contentious political climate and sensational (in…

Industry Trends & Commentary

Industry Trends & Commentary

A Guide to Impeccable Timing for Fundraisers

At Graham-Pelton, we are big fans of the journalist and author Daniel Pink. His book To Sell Is Human is given to all new team…
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The impact of COVID-19: Outcomes of a recent survey of nonprofits

There's been a great deal of discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on the philanthropic industry. Yet, so far, the hard data on the outcomes…
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A vote for philanthropy: Election season and boundless generosity

There is a real theme of tenacity in American culture. Picture the Energizer Bunny, the one that keeps going and going. Or The Little Engine…

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofit Management

Metrics, KPIs, and Goal Setting in a New Fundraising Landscape

For many years, nonprofits have set ambitious goals and metrics to achieve growth and success for their missions. Today’s environment has left nonprofits with concerns…
Nonprofit Management

Accepting the New Normal

We are now more than six months into this surreal world in which we find ourselves. Are you still waking up and trying to figure out…
Nonprofit Management

Five Ways to Create Virtual Camaraderie

Organizational leaders are busy making strategic decisions about keeping the trains running while COVID-19 creates new challenges each day. It is also becoming critically important…

Graham-Pelton on Twitter

Are you an early bird or a night owl? Understanding when you perform best can help you prioritize your work and make you a more productive fundraiser. On our blog, VP David Allyn shares his 10 tips for impeccable timing: https://buff.ly/2J57zWx @davidallyn

#GivingTuesday is right around the corner. Is your nonprofit prepared? Here are our tips for making your big day of giving a success: https://buff.ly/33cCCGS

Prospect research plays a vital role in fundraising progress and success. Here are three ways to make the case for resourcing prospect management at your organization. https://buff.ly/3pxQQM9 #prospectresearch #nonprofits

Whether you’re emailing to set up meetings off-site or you’re inviting a prospect to your organization for a tour, these six tips (with examples!) will ensure your chances of receipt and response. https://buff.ly/3eZ0hPH

These nine quick communication tips will help you sharpen your nonprofit's messaging – pandemic or not. https://buff.ly/2ICeTJh #nonprofitcomms

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News

October 26, 2020 in Graham-Pelton News & Events, News & Events

Humans of Fundraising: Mike Fazio

We still live in the most generous country in the world. Pandemics, wars, recessions. It doesn’t seem to matter. Americans still give. And they still…
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September 22, 2020 in Graham-Pelton News & Events, News & Events

Megan Murphy – Humans of Fundraising

My dad's 30-year career as a middle school history teacher profoundly influenced my decision to become an educator and advocate. By way of his example,…
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December 11, 2019 in News & Events

2019 Colleague Recognition Awards

Our mission is to elevate philanthropy so nonprofits can flourish. And simply put, our people elevate us. During this season of giving, we realize that…
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June 5, 2019 in News & Events

Ace your first fundraising campaign with advice from David Allyn

Writing for the National Association of Independent Schools, Graham-Pelton Vice President David Allyn outlines the critical strategy elements that need to be considered when planning…
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May 23, 2019 in News & Events

Graham-Pelton launches two new service lines to address nonprofit vulnerabilities

Staff turnover and data breaches are two critically prevalent vulnerabilities facing nonprofits today. Graham-Pelton, a fundraising and management consulting firm for leading nonprofits worldwide, has…
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