Author of four books on donor communications, Tom Ahern is considered one of North America’s leading experts on using words and images to capture new donors and keep the ones you already have. He speaks internationally, and lists among his clients such organizations as Save the Children, Volunteers of America, and Sharp HealthCare in San Diego.
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Seeing Through A Donor’s Eyes
More than 200 organizations large and small in the United States and around the world have called on Dave Dunlop for advice and training in fundraising for what he calls “ultimate gifts.” The concepts for major gift fundraising, which he developed and practiced while Senior Development Officer at Cornell University, are described in chapters of many books and CASE CURRENTS articles.
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Sometimes the Best Ask is the Non-Ask
What Characteristics You Need For Fundraising
New and Classic Books to Help You Get Good at Asking
New To Fundraising? Here Are Some Tips From A Pro.
Amy is the founder of Tri Point Fundraising, the author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks and speaks around the country about her strategies for creating well-diversified, effective small development shops.
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Jane is a teacher, trainer, speaker and consultant in the Boston area. Her company, The Joy Path, provides non-profit management and fundraising consulting.
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Coach, copywriter, and nonprofit marketing consultant, is the author of Five Days to Foundation Grants and the creator of Simple Development Systems, the only online coaching program created for the one-person marketing/development shop.
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Teacher, speaker and fundraising consultant, had her second book, Boards on Fire! Inspiring Leaders to Raise Money Joyfully, published in 2010.
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Founder of Apport, a training and consulting company that brings people together to dramatically shift their communication and fundraising habits. She is the author of Imagine What is Possible.
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Paul Jolly has devoted his career to raising money from individual donors. He has helped many organizations with little experience in major gift fundraising identify prospects and ask for large gifts. Paul is interested in helping organizations outside of the mainstream, and has guided several organizations through their first campaigns.
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In My First Ask I Stuttered — And He Still Donated $100k!
Feels Just Like Stage Fright — Asking Anxiety
Simone P. Joyaux, ACFRE is an expert in fund development, governance, management, and planning. A highly-ranked presenter, Simone’s books, articles, and blogs receive rave reviews. Simone serves regularly on boards and is the founder of the Women’s Fund of Rhode Island. She has been recognized as Rhode Island’s Outstanding Philanthropic Citizen for her work as a volunteer and donor. Simone and her life partner give an estimated 10% of their income to charity annually and have bequeathed their entire estate to charity.
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Jezra Kaye, President of Speak Up for Success, helps businesspeople and professionals speak up for career success and satisfaction. She has shown CEOs and scientists, law firm partners and university presidents how to become more successful communicators, more skilled negotiators, and people who ask for what they want. A former Fortune 500 speechwriter, Jezra is also a certified Myers-Briggs Type Indicator consultant. She draws on all her skills and experiences to educate and inspire her audiences and coaching clients.
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What To Do If You Don’t Like Conflict
The Key To Success
Practice Makes Perfect
Why Being Authentic Matters
Dubbed the “generational guru” by The Washington Post, Anne, is a prominent consultant and the author of A Manager’s Guide to Coaching. Career Press will publish her generational book, Managing the Unmanageable, in 2011.
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Martha H. Schumacher, ACFRE is President of Hazen, a nonprofit consulting firm specializing in leadership gift training, solicitation, cultivation and stewardship. Her recent and current clients include the National Aquariums in Washington DC and Baltimore, American Red Cross, Safe Kids Worldwide and Shelter House. Martha lives in Alexandria, Virginia with her husband, yellow lab and two cats.
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How To Match Your Personal Style to Your Asking Style
Executive Directors and Asking
Asking Is Still Hard — “Will You Sign The Petition?”
Thomas is an expert in nonprofit management and fundraising. He has written several books including Managing the Nonprofit Organization in the Twenty-First Century and How to Connect with Donors and Double the Money You Raise.
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If your board members aren’t comfortable asking for gifts, they’re not likely to do it! A good plan to train your board to ask that provides opportunities of many sorts year round will go a long way to easing their discomfort and turning them into effective fundraiser.