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Advanced Cultivation Strategies: The Whisper in the Ear

Dec
22

by Karen Perry-Weinstat

By Guest Blogger Peter Heller of Heller Fundraising Group   The biggest and best gifts come from direct personal conversations built on strong relationships. But how do those relationships start? The people you hope to have as your donors are not always easily accessible. As major gift fundraisers, we need to be on the lookout […]

Planning your First Gala?

Dec
13

by Karen Perry-Weinstat

Whether it’s your organization’s first gala, or simply your first time planning a gala, proper planning goes a along way. Sharnell Bryan of The Chronicle of Philanthropy shares advice from people who have run special events to help make your first gala a success: Form a committee: Form a committee early (9 months to a […]

Treating Event Sponsors as Major Gifts Prospects

Nov
10

by Karen Perry-Weinstat

Do you treat event sponsors like one night stands? Many organizations are guilty of this practice and it can make an individual or business feel used, undervalued and less than invested in your organization’s success. Icema Gibbs, Director or Corporate Social Responsibility at JetBlue, said at a recent AFP event, “I gave a large donation […]