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Are your donors the solution or on the sidelines?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Wednesday, February 29, 2012

According to author, consultant and nonprofit leader, Jerold Panas, the case for support "is the mother ship of all other material.” It is the basis for annual giving, planned giving, corporate giving and foundation gifts. If you are fundraising at all, your organization must have a case for support.

In his book, "Seeing Through a Donor's Eyes,” Ahern says, "A case consolidates your messages for common reference by staff and board, putting every potential voice, writer and advocate on the same page.”

 

Who is responsible? Sometimes the internal process of creating a source document from which your organization bases all of their fundraising strategies can derail how external-centric or donor-centric your case is. Ahern challenges you to answer the question, "Have you put your donor in the position of responsibility?” Donors want this role.

Read more and register for lively interview with fundraising expert Tom Ahern.

Tags:  CausePlanet  communications  fundraising  Page to Practice  Tom Ahern 

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Do you know why you're raising money?

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Tuesday, February 21, 2012

If you haven't written a general case for support recently, Tom Ahern argues you really don't know why you're raising money.

Writing a compelling case forces you to think about your organization's promise, your organization's proof and how the donor fits into your world.

Join a lively interview with Tom Ahern and led by CausePlanet publisher Denise McMahan to find out:

  • What three essential questions you must answer in your case
  • Why you need to "get stupid,” and
  • How to write for "browsers" when creating your appeals

Click here to read more...

 

Tags:  CausePlanet  communications  fundraising  Tom Ahern 

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Take a tour of LANO's newest benefit!

Posted By Denise McMahan, CausePlanet, Monday, January 23, 2012

Yesterday, we announced that the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation has granted all LANO members individual subscriptions to CausePlanet's Page to Practice™ service for the 2012 calendar year.

What is Page to Practice™ and how do I access it?

This is one-of-a-kind professional development tool that keeps you informed about great books and best practices in the nonprofit world.

Searchable by topic, each book record includes an executive summary, nonprofit interpretations, highlighted passages and an original author interview. Informed subscribers make better management choices and save time and money for their mission.

Improve your personal performance, compare the views of leading nonprofit thinkers and respond to emerging trends with Page to Practice™.

Join CausePlanet founder, Denise McMahan, for this lively tour of LANO's newest membership service. With Page to Practice™ book summaries, you can:

  • improve your personal performance,
  • compare the views of leading nonprofit thinkers,
  • and respond to emerging trends.

Can I get a guided, personal tour?

Yes! LANO members and friends are welcome to learn more about this time-saving tool for professional advancement:

Wed, Jan 25 at 9:30 a.m. by clicking here, or

Wed Feb 1 at 2 p.m.by clicking here.

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