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Iris Sutcliffe

3 Ways to Honor Local Heroes on National Philanthropy Day 

November 15, 2017

By: Iris Sutcliffe

philanthropy (noun): the love of humankind Happy National Philanthropy Day! Every year on November 15, this international event, coordinated by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), shares the love and impact each of us can create in our communities. It’s also a fantastic reason to take a moment to hono… Read More

Get Ready for a Major Gifts Fundraising Attitude Adjustment 

April 15, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Expert Gail Perry shares three ways to reframe fundraising to get everyone’s head in the game.… Read More

Crash Course: Your 7-Step Nonprofit Fundraising Plan 

April 8, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

What’s the number one predictor of fundraising success? According the Individual Donor Benchmark Report, it all comes down to creating a nonprofit fundraising plan. In short, it’s not the fundraising plan itself, but the act of planning. Simply taking time to reflect and put goals in writing is the leading indicato… Read More

Mine Your Donor Database to Strike Major Gift Gold 

March 29, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Discover how to find the right donors who are ready to give at a higher level. … Read More

Tips for the Time-Pressed: How to Start a Fundraising Plan 

March 7, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Create your fundraising plan by carving out an hour, using your team, and just starting! … Read More

How to Host a Donor Thought Circle 

February 29, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

As nonprofit fundraisers, you work hard to attract new donors to your cause. The real challenge begins after they’ve made a gift: How do you keep donors engaged and giving over time? We learned some great ideas from Rachel Muir in our webinar Turn Year-End Donors into Year-Round Supporters. One of our favorites: Host… Read More

3 Ways to Use Your Donor Database to Prioritize Your Outreach 

February 12, 2016

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Learn how to boost donors to the next level of giving by prioritizing your outreach. … Read More

Less Is More: 4 Tips for Great Year-End Appeals 

November 18, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

The final two months of the year, and especially the end of December, are prime time for donors to give. With so much competition for their attention, it’s vital to send appeals that quickly draw donors into your mission and inspire them to take action. In our Nonprofit 911 webinar Crucial Year-End Giving Strategies,… Read More

First Steps to Nonprofit CRM Success 

November 17, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Take your outreach and fundraising to the next level with the right donor management system.… Read More

Rev Up Your Data with Dashboards 

November 13, 2015

By: Iris Sutcliffe

Do your hear crickets when you ask for help with donor engagement tasks, cultivation, or thank you calls? Are eyes glazing over when your board and staff review spreadsheets and donor lists? Fear not, there is hope! In our Nonprofit 911 webinar Change Your Data Story, Lori Jacobwith, president and co-founder of Ignited… Read More

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