Make Ideas Fly Before They Die

When facing a life or death decision, do you think the opinions of others would affect your behavior?

Social proof is a powerful phenomenon. People constantly look to the opinions of others to help them live wisely and navigate uncertainty. The behavior and preferences of your peers can shape every choice you make – from the vehicles, you drive to the candidates you vote for. But surely some of that superficiality would fade in more critical situations, right?

Not necessarily.

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8 Print Ideas for Making the Big Ask

Master the Art of the Big Ask in Your Next Solicitation Campaign – Blog Series Part 4

Whether you’re assembling a robust capital campaign solicitation kit, or you need a tidier donor package, the right components can help you secure the funds and support your organization’s needs. The following are a few of the top print materials to consider when making your big ask:

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The Art of Crafting the Big Ask

Master the Art of the Big Ask in Your Next Solicitation Campaign: Blog Series Part 3

We know that asking for support increases the likelihood of receiving it. Simple enough. We also know that how you ask can elevate your solicitation strategy, stacking the odds in your favor. Now, it’s time to start crafting. While there are many viable how-to tips for nonprofits on making the big ask, the following are a few useful hints from Jim and other industry experts.

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The Power of the Big Ask

Master the Art of the Big Ask in Your Next Solicitation Campaign: Blog Series Part 2

If merely asking for support was all nonprofits had to do to survive, nearly every organization would effortlessly meet its financial goals, satisfy its stakeholders, and leave an indelible imprint on the world. Unfortunately, such a soaring success isn’t the reality for many organizations. Many struggle to stay afloat. In an article on why nonprofits fail by the National Association of Nonprofit Organizations & Executives (NANOE), experts point to data from the National Center on Charitable Statistics, which estimates that 30% of nonprofits do not survive after ten years, no matter how worthy the cause or mission.

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Master the Art of the Big Ask in Your Next Solicitation Campaign: Blog Series Part 1

Fundraising and development are the beating heart of the nonprofit sector. Whether organizations are advancing charitable, higher education, arts, medical, or religious missions, they simply cannot survive without donors, enrollees, members, and other contributions. So, what’s the secret to securing this vital support? As you’ll discover in this blog series, much of the answer to this million-dollar question lies in the big ask.

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