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When I talk to younger fundraisers, they often say: “Why would I use the phone? I never answer it.”  Not surprising –  they’re just like our sons, who are now 29 and 31 years old. But herein lies the problem. What you as a (young) person may think to be true may not actually be…

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  On March 2, I had the pleasure of attending DMAW’s DM 101 Course – The Basics. It was a wonderful event and like most ideal association communities, DMAW provides an excellent full day introductory seminar that has become the standard for bringing industry newbies, mostly 1-4 years in their careers, up to speed. Held…

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Telemarketing – It is the channel that sometimes just the thought of proposing can leave you wondering how many objections you’ll have to overcome. The September 17th Lunch and Learn “Leverage Telemarketing to Fuel Sustainer Growth and Revenue” presentation given by Molly Barker, Director of Marketing for Hillary for America and Meg Kross Lee, Vice…

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We’re all friends here, right? So I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Almost every smart, thriving organization fundraising out there in the wild nonprofit jungle has a pretty key strategy in common. They are laser focused on growing and cultivating their monthly giving program. Seems like a no-brainer, right? Your donors…

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by Megan O’Brien Karin Kirchoff of Defenders of Wildlife (DOW) spoke to a full room at the DMAW’s July networking luncheon held at the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  In her role as VP for Membership, Karin oversees a membership base of 450,000 and has raised over 20 million dollars through multiple channels.  The lunch…

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