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Claire Axelrad

J.D., CFRE and principal of

Claire Axelrad J.D., CFRE specializes in fundraising coaching, nonprofit marketing consultation and board training as principal of Clairification. Named Outstanding Fundraising Professional of the Year by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, she brings 30 years frontline development experience to her work. Claire writes regular columns for Nonprofit Pro, Guidestar, and Maximize Social Business. Clairification was named “Best Fundraising Blog of 2013”by FundRaising Success Magazine. A member of the California State Bar and a graduate of Princeton University, Claire currently resides in San Francisco California.


Nonprofit 911: Overcome Your Board’s Fear of Fundraising 

April 19, 2016

Speaker: Claire Axelrad

What if your board was not only comfortable with fundraising, but actually excited about it? In this webinar, we’ll focus on what you can do, step-by-step, to energize your board and change ‘reluctant’ to ‘ready’, ‘scared’ to ‘sure’ and ‘loathing’ to ‘loving.’…

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7 Steps to Turning Event Attendees into Donors 

January 28, 2016

By: Claire Axelrad

Discover how to take your event experience to the next level.… Read More

Thank You Calls as a Donor Retention Tool: 6 Steps to Success 

January 6, 2016

By: Claire Axelrad

Developing a robust gratitude program is the most important thing you can do to retain and upgrade donors.… Read More


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