AFPWM positively impacts our philanthropic community by connecting and educating people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.

AFPWM positively impacts our philanthropic community by connecting and educating people and organizations to practice ethical and effective fundraising.

Tagged: Fundraising

Top Three Tips to Master Donor Persuasion

posted Monday, July 18, 2016 by Katie Hop

Persuasion gets a bad rap, and it’s time to change that. Think about it – what sorts of imagery come to mind when you think of somebody who possesses a persuasive quality?

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Tagged: nonprofit hub fundraising donor relations

The Seven Cardinal Rules of Fundraising Writing

posted by Katie Hop

Here are seven cardinal rules of fundraising writing—seven principles that will make your work more effective. 

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Tagged: fundraising guidestar writing grants

6 Things The Olympics And Fundraising Have In Common

posted Friday, August 5, 2016 by Katie Hop

For those of us involved with the nonprofit world on a daily basis, it is easy to draw quite a few similarities out of this once every two and four years event.

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Tagged: fundraising bloomerang bloom olympics

Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

posted Monday, August 15, 2016 by Katie Hop

The best way to get people excited about doing something is to entertain them. And how do you entertain dozens or thousands of people at once? With a fundraising event, of course!

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Tagged: fundraising events

How to Predict What You'll Raise by Year-End

posted Wednesday, August 17, 2016 by Katie Hop

Wouldn’t you love a crystal ball that you could gaze into and see just what the future holds?

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Tagged: nonprofit hub fundraising year-end

Next-Level Fundraising with Nonprofit Psychology

posted Monday, August 22, 2016 by Katie Hop

If we believe Hollywood, psychology consists of a person lying on a couch and talking about their feelings, complete with a man with a mustache and an accent sitting behind a desk listening.

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Tagged: nonprofit hub fundraising nonprofit

#GivingTuesday Keeps Getting Better

posted Monday, December 5, 2016 by Katie Hop

Just when we thought it couldn’t get any bigger, #GivingTuesday 2016 raised $168 million, crushing last year’s $116 million tally.

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Tagged: fundraising classy #givingtuesday