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.

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Direct Mail Really Is Not Dead

posted Friday, September 23, 2016 by Katie Hop

While direct mail might not be dead, it is however, in a period of transition.

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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

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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You Just Never Know...

posted Friday, September 16, 2016 by Katie Hop

A frugal librarian drove an old car, ate TV dinners — and left $4 million to his university.

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How to Win Over Skeptical Donors

posted Monday, September 5, 2016 by Katie Hop

Some donations are harder to win than others.

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USPS Giving Mailers A Break

posted Friday, September 2, 2016 by Katie Hop

Good news! Mailers might be getting more bang for their buck come January as weight caps on standard and first class commercial mail are expected to increase.

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7 Tips on Asking for Donations

posted Wednesday, August 31, 2016 by Katie Hop

At its heart, fundraising is helping others connect an existing passion directly to your cause.We don’t convince donors. We help them realize that they already care.

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[PODCAST] Donor Relationships, Donor Retention and Donor Choice | Ft. Adrian Sargeant

posted Monday, August 29, 2016 by Katie Hop

Have 15 minutes? Listen to this podcast featuring previous AFPWM presenter Adrian Sargeant.

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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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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