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Fundraising Tip: Ditch the Pitch Habit #3 - Create a Series of "Yeses"

We all love it when a donor says "yes" and agrees to a gift. But this "big yes" is rarely the onl...

We all love it when a donor says "yes" and agrees to a gift. But this "big yes" is rarely the only yes you hear. Securing a gift is actually a series of "yeses." If you deliver pre-written pitches and presentations to donors you won't have much success. Fundraising effectiveness requires you to ditch the pitch and engage donors in improvised persuasive conversations. Read on here.

Fundraising Tip: Ditch the Pitch Habit #3 - Create a Series of "Yeses," February 3, 2014, eJP, by Steve Yastrow
 

Disruptive Innovation as a Framework

A major challenge for the Jewish community is the fact that many professionals working to engage Millenials bring the...

A major challenge for the Jewish community is the fact that many professionals working to engage Millenials bring their own assumptions, norms and values to bear on experiences meant to engage the unengaged. The first competency recommended to these professionals is an understanding of disruptive innovation as an approach uniquely suited to taking on the challenge of engaging those who are currently not participating in Jewish life. Continue reading here.

Disruptive Innovation as a Framework, February 16, 2014, eJP, by Rachel Cort

 

Do We Have a Nonprofit Overhead Movement?

Opinions may differ as to what constitutes a movement-but when two different and influential groups hold noteworthy c...

Opinions may differ as to what constitutes a movement-but when two different and influential groups hold noteworthy conferences on the same basic topic within three days of each other, you have to think something's up. Continue reading here and join AJFCA at this year's Annual Conference to hear Dan Pallotta address this issue.

Do We Have a Nonprofit Overhead Movement? January 2014, The Bridgespan Group, by Paul Carttar