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by Adam Roell

Emailing Efficiently

Let us get one thing out of the way: I cannot take credit for this idea. Someone taught me this previously, and now I want to pass it on to anyone who has ever gotten frustrated with emailing to the masses. This method may not be as efficient…
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by Natasha Radojcic

Partnering with Faculty

Faculty members are the lifeblood of any university. Their work with students and contributions to academic research are the reason development officers work so hard to raise private support. Furthermore, they are on the “ground level” with…
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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…
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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…
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by Adam Prescott

How Do You Eat An Elephant? The Road Warrior’s Starter Guide for Frontline Fundraisers

How do you eat an elephant? With one bite at a time! As a Development Officer with a multitude of goals looming over your head, it can be easy to sit down at your desk/airplane seat/Starbucks table and feel discouraged. We work in a metric-driven…