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by Evan Tighe

Giving Week

On the eve of G-Day 2019, Head Football Coach Kirby Smart called on the Bulldog Nation to show our UGA pride and support our great university. And so the inaugural UGA Giving Week began. Counting all donations from April 19-27, Giving Week was…
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by Holly Weimer

Let it Go, Let it Go! Tidying up Your Portfolio

I have watched Disney’s Frozen more times than I care to admit, and I can’t help but channel my inner Queen Elsa when I encourage fundraisers to “let go” of prospects in their portfolio. It might not be all about raging inner storms…
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by Clarke Schwabe

Four things you can make with the Proposal Toolkit (that aren’t proposals)

The Proposal Toolkit is a powerful resource for fundraisers looking to create a polished, on-brand document to support their ask… but have you considered making flyers with the Toolkit? That’s no joke—the Proposal Toolkit was designed…
March 2019 Development Meeting
by Krislyn Johnson

March 2019 Development Meeting Recap

On behalf of the Special Meetings and Training Team, thank you to everyone who attended the Development meeting on Monday, March 25. Please provide us feedback by taking a very brief meeting survey. Below please find the presentations from…
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by Clarke Schwabe

Conquering the Blank Page: Proposal Writing Tips

So, you’re writing a proposal—you’ve had multiple meetings with the prospect, you’ve established a rapport, you know what they’re interested in, and they know what UGA can do to help their gift make a significant impact. Great! Now,…
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by Jane Barghothi

The Life Cycle of a Gift

Bringing a gift to fruition from beginning to end is often a full team effort. It includes multiple departments, colleagues and activity and happens over time – sometimes months, sometimes years. The following story describes the team effort…
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by Adam Roell

Humility: A Fundraiser's Best Friend

Usually when people think of humility, it is not the first quality that they want others to notice about themselves. Humility can sometimes be associated with a lack of confidence, knowledge, or skill in a particular profession. In the world…
We Commit
by Jane Barghothi

10 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Becoming a Frontline Fundraiser

Do you ever look back on the first few years of your career as a fundraiser and say to yourself, “Did I really do that?” I have multiple times, whether it was making an assumption about a donor or over-researching a prospect before picking…