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: Donor relations

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

Reset, revive, refresh - Breathing new life into face to face fundraising

posted Monday, September 19, 2016 by Katie Hop

As face to face fundraising becomes a more mundane part of public life, the way that people respond to it is increasingly shaped by their own previous direct or indirect experience with the channel, rather than by the cause and proposition that it places before them.

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Tagged: donor relations

Where You Should be Spending the Most Time with Donors

posted Wednesday, September 21, 2016 by Katie Hop

Time is a precious resource for fundraisers. So when it comes to divvying up your time among donors, it’s crucial to maximize every second and every minute. There’s nothing worse than wasting precious time on a prospect that will never be fruitful.

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Tagged: nonprofit hub donor relations

How being a fundraising professional set me up for dating

posted Thursday, January 12, 2017 by Katie Hop

A year ago I found myself suddenly single.  As I dipped my toe back in the dating pool after a 25-year absence I discovered something:  my development background made me better equipped to date.

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