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March 10, 2021 in Featured, Fundraising Best Practices

Non-Alumni as Engines of Support: How to Add Fuel to Your Effort

Educational institutions have “built in” donor bases within their alumni populations, but non-alumni can have tremendous philanthropic impact as well. In fact , Graham-Pelton conducted…
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March 10, 2021 in Featured, Fundraising Best Practices

Planned giving for non-experts: three ways to prioritize this effort

An increasing number of donors view planned giving as an avenue to give back to a beloved organization. With planned giving on the rise, it…
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February 25, 2021 in Featured, Fundraising Best Practices

A lecture on conjecture: Donor motivations and the danger of assumptions

Part One: The prevalence of assumptions and why it occurs   No one can deny that 2020 was a challenging year, but would it be…
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Breathing new life into your qualification process

If you have worked in development for at least one week, you’ve probably been encouraged to find new donors – an edict coming either from…
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Non-Alumni as Engines of Support: How to Add Fuel to Your Effort

Educational institutions have “built in” donor bases within their alumni populations, but non-alumni can have tremendous philanthropic impact as well. In fact , Graham-Pelton conducted…
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Planned giving for non-experts: three ways to prioritize this effort

An increasing number of donors view planned giving as an avenue to give back to a beloved organization. With planned giving on the rise, it…

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Key Findings Among Social Change Nonprofits

As we enter 2021, Graham-Pelton surveyed development leaders at a select group of top social change organizations regarding their opinions, expectations, and concerns about fundraising…
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How to Conduct Meaningful Virtual Visits and Asks

The reemergence of another wave of COVID-19 and additional stay-at-home recommendations signify the ongoing importance of productive virtual donor visits. Unlike in-person visits, virtual visits…
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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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A Major Boost to the Important Work of Fundraising during COVID-19

Without doubt, the healthcare of our nation is experiencing unprecedented times. With nearly everyone focused on COVID-19, major gift philanthropy for healthcare has declined at…
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Four lessons learned from 2020 – and how you can act on them now

“Never look back unless you are planning to go that way.”   -- Henry David Thoreau No doubt there are few among us eager to…
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Lessons Learned in 2020

There is a spectrum of adjectives that can be used to describe the year 2020. For me, chief among them are disruptive, unyielding, inventive, and,…

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"While I’m a positive and forward-thinking person, I firmly believe that hope is not a strategy. We have to stay focused on the work." – Lynnie Meyer of Norton Healthcare says in our #HumansOfFundraising profile. http://buff.ly/3mQFemr @Norton_Health

Educational institutions have “built in” donor bases within their alumni populations, but non-alumni can have tremendous philanthropic impact as well. http://buff.ly/2QmVdg7

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These five questions will move donor relationships forward with certainty rather than guesswork and assumptions. http://buff.ly/3wXJ1mw

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"When things seem their hardest and we’re faced with challenges, this is when we should maintain focus and not lose sight of our goals or the overall big picture." – Carlisa Brown of @SalvationArmyMA says in our #HumansOfFundraising profile. http://buff.ly/3dHfMvv

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April 9, 2021 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Graham-Pelton launches Beyond Gratitude, a practical approach to grateful patient fundraising

New service line changes the dynamic between development and healthcare professionals (NEW YORK, NY, APRIL 12, 2021) – Graham-Pelton, the fundraising consulting firm chosen by…
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April 1, 2021 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Senior Advisor Tom Sullivan and a new definition of philanthropy amidst a changing world

Graham-Pelton is pleased to welcome Thomas J. Sullivan as Senior Advisor. A leading expert in comprehensive philanthropy operations, Tom will support a growing base of…
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March 22, 2021 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Humans of Fundraising: Carlisa Brown

In the midst of everything that has transpired over the past year, a silver lining has been my belief that we are not alone: that…
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March 22, 2021 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Senior Advisor Walt Edwards on revisiting donor interests in the shadow of COVID-19, talent development, and lessons learned from coaching

Walt Edwards | Graham-Pelton Walt Edwards joins Graham-Pelton as Senior Advisor to support the firm’s rapidly growing portfolio of national and international healthcare institutions to…
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February 22, 2021 in Graham-Pelton News & Events

Humans of Fundraising: Lynnie Meyer

I think the world is hungry for ethical leadership and I’m committed to honesty and transparency above all else. I contribute as much as I…
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