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Caryn Stein

Caryn Stein is a nationally-recognized speaker and trainer for nonprofits, associations, corporations, and universities. She has helped hundreds of nonprofits improve their donor communications strategies for more effective fundraising campaigns.


6 Ingredients for Standout Appeals 

November 3, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Use these six ingredients to break through the noise and inspire your donors to give generously.… Read More

Nonprofit 911: Last-Minute #GivingTuesday Hotline 

November 17, 2015

Speaker: Caryn Stein

Bring your #GivingTuesday questions and challenges to this speed session with our experts.…

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Your 5-Weeks-‘til-#GivingTuesday Game Plan 

October 27, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

We’re at the end of October and it’s time to ramp up your efforts to crush it on #GivingTuesday and have your best giving season ever this December. Feel like time is running out? Here’s a cheat sheet to help you get everything order in the next few weeks to take advantage of this giving… Read More

How to Get More from Your Story 

October 26, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Maximize your stories for your year-end fundraising campaigns with these tips.… Read More

How to Create an Effective Nonprofit Website 

October 23, 2015

Learn how to make your nonprofit website more effective and how it can raise more money for your cause.…

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Happy Be Your Donor Day! 

October 22, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Before Thanksgiving, before #GivingTuesday, and before December 31, there’s one critical day that you need to pay attention to as a nonprofit marketer or fundraiser. And that day is today: Be Your Donor Day! Yay! Of course, every day can and should be Be Your Donor Day, but today is the day we decree that… Read More

7 Donor Communication Mistakes to Avoid this December (and all year round) 

October 21, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Steer clear of these missteps that might send your supporters the wrong message this giving season.… Read More

Nonprofit 911: Winning Strategies for Standout Appeals 

November 3, 2015

Speaker: Caryn Stein

Did you know that 31% of all giving occurs in December? With so much fundraising going on during this time, what are you doing to make sure your nonprofit's appeal stands out? Combining the power of storytelling with data is the best way to engage your donors heads and hearts. …

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How to Stand Out on #GivingTuesday 

October 20, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

Want to rise above the noise on December 1? Try these tips for a campaign that wows.… Read More

It’s Coming … Are You Ready for Your Donors? 

October 15, 2015

By: Caryn Stein

In the comedy classic Caddyshack, Chevy Chase’s character Ty Webb advises his young caddy, Danny, to “Be the ball.” You can adapt this mantra for more successful year-end fundraising campaigns. To get the most out of the appeals and outreach you’re carefully crafting for December, there’s… Read More

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