How to Ask for Monthly Gifts at Your Gala Event

Posted by on Feb 3, 2018 in Case Studies, General Interest, NonProfit Pro Today, Recurring giving |

A colleague consultant asked me this question last week, and I was discussing this very same thing with another organization myself. Great timing! A nonprofit in the process of launching its monthly donor program has its annual gala coming up this spring. It’s a fancy event—heavy hors d’oeuvres, silent and live auction, including a “fund-a-need” focused on something they need for their program. Donors typically pay $100 to $150 for a...

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Fundraisers, Get Out There and Try ‘Something Different’

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017 in General Interest |

First posted on July 17, 2017 by NonProfitPRO Today You may have read before that I grew up in Holland. I didn’t move here till I was 32. I became an American citizen when I was 47. In Holland, nobody had heard of “Saturday Night Live.” Instead, we grew up learning British English (not until high school, mind you) and watching British comedies. One of the favorite shows was called “And now for something completely different!” If you have a...

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How do you become a better fundraiser?

Posted by on Nov 8, 2014 in General Interest |

I just came back from an amazing week at the   International Fundraising Congress with amazing inspired, energetic fundraisers from some 60 countries. You may have heard me speak about this conference before. It’s really the top conference in my book! And I’m not just saying that because it’s being held on the other side of the ocean in my native country the Netherlands! (I was able to spend the weekend celebrating my...

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