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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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Does Benchmarking Actually Help?

I fondly remember my time as a fundraising consultant (for churches, of all things) some 20-plus years ago. When I met with the boards, I would comfortably spout some statistics (hey, my degree is in Stats — I have to have some use for that!) Almost without fail, some board members would tell me how their...

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