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Fundraising Metrics Part 1

Peter Drucker, the famous management consultant, would often proclaim, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it.” Fundraising is chock-full of metrics, and in this article (and the next), I will explore the two major different types of fundraising metrics — financial and non-financial. Both are something that boards and bosses should be...

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How Much to Ask For?

This is probably the most complicated question out there for fundraisers. How much to ask for is almost like a budget — odds are better than not, you won’t receive what you are asking for. Either you will be asking for too much or asking for too little. You should come up with a...

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