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Archive for November, 2008

Navigating Troubling Times

Posted November 1st, 2008

This month, Give & Take talks with Margaret Holman, president of Holman Consulting in New York, about what she has learned from past economic downturns, and how to approach fund raising in today’s climate. Give & Take: As someone who has worked in fund development for a number of years, you have experienced the economic …Read More

Where Do We Go From Here?

Posted November 1st, 2008

In recent weeks, many have raised questions about the ways current economic conditions may affect charitable giving. History teaches us much of what we may expect and suggests proactive steps we can take today to adjust our fund development efforts for the remainder of this year and beyond. Looking back at the numbers First, abundant …Read More

Tips for Turbulent Times

Posted November 1st, 2008

Consider taking the following practical steps to meet the challenges of the current environment: 1. Refine your case statement to focus on needs that are most relevant in today’s environment and make a compelling case for why you need funding. Make sure a donor understands how her/his gift will have an immediate impact. 2. Place …Read More

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