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Role Play the Donor Relationship, Not Just the Ask

December 23, 2014

So, I have been on a soapbox lately about a practice that we fundraisers often do – we role play the “ask” meeting. You know the drill – pair off and one of you be the donor and the other the solicitor. Then switch. Then debrief.

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Have You Hugged Your Donors Lately? A Lesson in Stewardship from Dogs

December 17, 2014

My friend Marti Healy writes a bi-weekly column for a South Carolina community newspaper. Recently she wrote about the dog version of hugging – leaning – and how we humans have a lot to learn from dogs about “well-timed, good and proper” hugging.

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Critical Role of Unrestricted Giving

October 02, 2014

In today’s world, we are offered choices at every turn. Do we buy vanilla ice cream or chocolate or one of 53 other flavors? Do we choose to watch a movie, a home improvement show, or a sports event on TV?

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Elements of a Successful Parent Fundraising Program

August 01, 2014

The other day I was reflecting on my past work with the parent constituency within a university setting. Parents are sometimes grouped into the “friends” or “other” category of donor giving, but their needs, interests, and relationships to the school are often different from alumni and they should be stewarded appropriately.

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Growth in Individual Giving Highlights Need for Major Gift Checkup

July 24, 2014

At JGA, we believe that research informs practice, and thus we work to put recent research into practice with our clients. Recently, we have been a part of the release of the latest Giving USA report.

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5 Tips for Conducting Feasibility Interviews

May 23, 2014

by Lee Ernst


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Is Your Nonprofit Investment-Worthy?

May 13, 2014

by Dan Schipp

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Asking: The Value of Questions

April 16, 2014

by Ted Grossnickle


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Key Elements to a Successful Day of Giving Campaign

March 20, 2014

by Lee Ernst


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Lead Donors will Make or Break Your Campaign

November 06, 2013

by Kris Kindelsperger


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