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MARCHing Orders Click-It: Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

Clairity Click-it and Bloomerang

I’m coming in like a lion… with an abundance of reading and viewing materials to help you with whatever fundraising, marketing and nonprofit management challenges this month may have in store for you. Pick whatever looks useful.

I hope you’ll also enroll this year in ‘Clairification School’. You’ll get access to ALL my original content for a full 12 months, including exclusive weekly articles, bonus webinars and more, in the most cost-effective way I’ve found to deliver it. This is useful content that will help you raise much more than you invest by enrolling. Feel free to check out what others have to say about why they’ve enrolled.

I’m on a one-woman mission to take the mystery, and misery, out of successful donor communications and fundraising. Because…

What you do matters. A lot.

It is my privilege and pleasure to help you do so with as much joy, optimism and effectiveness as possible,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Your support makes it possible and, truly, means a lot. Thank you sincerely. And let me also thank Bloomerangmy 2020 Clairity Click-it sponsor. Please know how dedicated we both are to helping you do your most important work.

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Clairity Click-It: Valentine Filled with Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

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I recently joined a new nonprofit board. This has me thinking about the type of support board members need to be the leaders you need them to be.  So… you’ll find a number of articles to help you in this regard. Plus, as always, LOTS more resources in a variety of categories.

Before we get into it, I want to send a shout out to my 2020 Clairity Click-it sponsor, Bloomerang, for keeping this newsletter free. Remember, my motto is: “If I know it, I want you to know it!” They’re making it possible for me to spend time curating and sending this newsletter to you on a biweekly basis. If you appreciate this as much as I do, please let them know!

I hope you’ll also enroll this year in ‘Clairification School’. You’ll get access to ALL my content for a full 12 months. People tell me all the time it’s a bargain, especially considering the tips that help them build saleable skills and raise much, much more than they invest by enrolling.

What you do matters. A lot.

It is my privilege and pleasure to help you do with as much joy, optimism and effectiveness as possible,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. I have a fundraising advice column on the Bloomerang blog! Ask your question here. And bookmark the Ask an Expert page!

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Clairity Click-It: Love in the Air Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

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February brings Valentine’s Day, and your opportunity to double down on #donorlove. Which is why I’ve got lots and lots of loverly resources this issue to help you reach out and build more meaningful relationships with your supporters.

Before we get into it, I want to send a shout out to my 2020 Clairity Click-it sponsor, Bloomerang, for keeping this newsletter free. Remember, my motto is: “If I know it, I want you to know it!” They’re making it possible for me to spend time curating (yes, I read every single article I recommend to you) and sending the Clairity Click-it to you on a bimonthly basis.  If you appreciate this as much as I do, please let them know!

I hope you’ll also enroll this year in ‘Clairification School’. You’ll get access to ALL my content for a full 12 months. If you can’t afford to hire me as a coach, and you can’t afford to attend an online class or a conference, I’m hoping you can afford to pay less than $2/week to receive original, weekly articles, plus webinars, bonuses, an 800 article archive, and more. All with the goal to help you raise much, much more than you invest by enrolling.

How do I manage to do this so cost-effectively? Thanks to my sponsors (scroll down to the bottom) and readers like you! Your support makes it possible for everyone and, truly, means a lot.

Thank you sincerely for doing the significant work you do. From the words of Albert Schweitzer: “The only ones among you who will be really happy are those who will have sought and found how to serve.”

What you do matters. A lot.

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. I am now answering quick questions publicly on the Bloomerang blog. They say one person with a question means at least 10 others have the same question, so… be brave and help yourself and your peers. Your identity will be kept anonymous, so… no fears. Ask your question here. And bookmark the Ask an Expert page!

P.P.S. POSTAL INCREASE ALERT: Urgent Action Needed TODAY. Your action is needed before January 31st if you don’t want to see nonprofit mailing rates go up by leaps and bounds.  Check out Roger Craver’s call to arms on the Agitator-DonorVoice blog.

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Clairity Click-It: New Year Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

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Let’s kick off the new year with a big batch of useful, free resources!  There’s lots to be done in this imperfect world.  Thankfully, the world has you to make a positive difference.

From the words of Desmond Tutu: “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.”

The world is counting on you. On all of us.

With that in mind, I’ve collected some wonderful materials to help you create a better, stronger, safer, healthier, more just and more caring future. As you fulfill your mission, never forget the work of the philanthropic sector is uniquely human.

Philanthropy means “love of humanity.”

This is not easy work. Yet it’s necessary, especially during times where the world seems out of control. Remember why you do this.  To restore balance to a wobbling world.

Let us resolve in the year, and decade, to come to embrace the very best practices we can muster, wherever we find them. I invite you to join me!

Once again, thank you to my sponsor, Bloomerangfor making it possible to offer this biweekly newsletter to you for free.

What you do matters. A lot.

Thank you for doing it, and always striving to be better,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Registration for my popular, rapidly-filling 8-week e-course, Winning Major Gifts Fundraising Strategies, closes January 18th. Claim your spot now – and assure you’re able to fulfill your mission to the greatest extent possible, today and tomorrow.  Questions about whether this course is right for you? I’m just an email away.

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Clairity Click-It: Decade’s-End Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

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We’re roaring into the ‘20’s – and there’s lots to be done.  Thankfully, the world has you to make a positive difference. What you do matters. A lot.

Never forget the words of Anne Frank: “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

The world is counting on you. On all of us.

With that in mind, I’ve collected some wonderful resources to help you create a better, stronger, safer, healthier, more just, more caring future.

As you fulfill your mission, never forget the work of the philanthropic sector is uniquely human.

Philanthropy means “love of humanity.”

Remember why you do this.  And remember donors are part and parcel of your very human mission. Donors need you to become their best selves, and to find meaning that might otherwise elude them.

Let us resolve in the year, and decade, to come to embrace the very best practices we can muster, wherever we find them. I’ll borrow the good stuff from not only the social benefit sector, but also from business, the public sector, behavioral economics, psychology, neuroscience, sociology, marketing, sales and more. I invite you to join me!

Once again, thank you to my sponsor, Bloomerangfor making it possible to offer this curated biweekly newsletter to you for free.

To your success,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Early Bird registration for my upcoming 8-week Winning Major Gifts e-Course ends at midnight, PST, December 31st (I just extended it a few days for all you busy year-end celebrants). So… ring in the new year with the tools you’ll need to raise more BIG gifts from individuals. I’ve packed decades of my own in-the-trenches experience into this curriculum, plus added another decade of experience working with nonprofits of different shapes and sizes as a consultant. It’s the best deal you’ll find in the industry, and I promise you’ll learn a lot. If you’re not happy after the first two weeks, I’ll refund your investment.  If you’re not yet a Clairification School student, you’ll find your best deal here.

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Clairity Click-It: Happy Holidays Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

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Get ready to raise a glass of nog or hot cocoa to celebrate your year-end fundraising success!

In this issue you’ll find a number of resources to help you get to the finish line, as well as resources to assist you in hitting the ground running in the new year.

Please join with me in thanking my awesome sponsor, Bloomerangfor making it possible for me to continue to offer these hand-curated resources to you for free. My motto is:  “If I know it, I want you to know it.” Life’s too short, and our problems are too big, to keep information all to oneself.

Good luck with your end-of-calendar-year fundraising, and let’s get right to this issue’s links!

Thank you for doing the important work you do. You make our world a better, safer, stronger, more beautiful and caring place.

To your success,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Speaking of Bloomerang, we’ve recently launched a new Ask an Expert (“Dear Charity Clairity”)feature on their website. Check out the current Q & A and … feel free to ask your own questions!  You can simply hit reply and email me questions directly too.

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Clairity Click-It: Cornucopia of Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

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The gratitude holidays – #GivingTuesday and Thanksgiving – are upon us! Are you ready?

Because I’m so grateful for the work you do in making our world a better one, I’ve collected a ton of great gifts for you this month! All to make your life a little easier. Articles, free webinars and free downloadable guides to help you succeed in this most generous of seasons.

Remember why you do this.  Yes, it’s to further your mission. But remember donors are your mission too. They need you in order to become their best selves, and to find meaning that might otherwise elude them. Here’s the bottom line:

“Giving makes us happy. Check out the latest research from the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. As donor relations and stewardship professionals, it’s our job to build on that happiness and create lifelong relationships between donors and our organizations. We do that through our thank you letters and calls, reports, videos, events…every experience that becomes part of a donor’s journey with our organizations. Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…“

— Eliza McNulty, President, Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP):

Once again, I want to thank my sponsor, Bloomerangfor making it possible to offer this biweekly newsletter to you for free.

To your success,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Speaking of Bloomerang, we’ve recently launched a new Ask an Expert (“Dear Charity Clairity”)feature on their website. Check out the current Q & A and … feel free to ask your own questions!

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Clairity Click-It: Harvest Of Nonprofit Links, Free Resources

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It’s time for your bi-monthly collection of free curated goodies I’ve found for you across the web — all sorts of actionable tips plus thought-provoking ideas.  I know it’s a lot of material (in last month’s survey the majority reported you’d prefer more rather than less), which is why I arrange the information in categories so you can pick what’s most useful to you.

I do a LOT of reading, and I figure I may as well share the good stuff. My motto is:  “If I know it, I want you to know it.” Life’s too short, and our problems are too big, to keep information all to oneself.

Once again, I want to thank my sponsor, Bloomerang, for making it possible to offer this to you for free.

To your success,

Claire

claire@clairification.com

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Speaking of Bloomerang, we’ve recently launched a new Ask an Expert (“Dear Charity Clairity”)feature on their website. Check out the current Q & A and … feel free to ask your own questions!

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Clairity Click-it: Sackful of Free Nonprofit Tricks & Treats

Clairity Click-it and BloomerangThe past two weeks flew by, and now it’s time again for your opportunity to click through to any of these free curated goodies I’ve found for you across the web. I’ve categorized them so you can more easily find what strikes your particular fancy.

Speaking of which, in the last issue I asked if you would do me the favor of completing a super quick survey (1 minute) so I can provide just the right content for you moving forward. Thanks to those who’ve already provided input – you are the best!

I’m offering one more chance to those who’ve not yet participated; then I’ll take everyone’s feedback into account and let you know the consensus.

I know my readers are an eclectic group – executive directors, development, marketing, volunteer and program staff, board and committee members, direct service volunteers and even donors. I don’t want to leave anyone out!

At the same time, I know this is truly a huge sackful of material (I do a LOT of reading), and I don’t want to overwhelm you. If less would be more, please let me know.  I do this to be helpful to you, not to overwhelm you. There’s a one-minute survey HERE.

Thank you, as always, for doing the tremendously important work you do.

Claire

claire@clairification.com

P.S. Please join me in giving a big shout out to my sponsor, Bloomerang, for making it possible to offer this to you for free.  [If you appreciate it, please let them know. I’m sure they’d love to hear from you, and your thanks will be warmly received: Shhh… they don’t know I’m asking you to reach out; I want them to receive a delightful surprise (which, BTW, is what you should do for your donors as often as possible). Email steven.shattuck@bloomerang.co with a big “Hip, hip, hooray! Thanks for sponsoring the Clairity Click-it!

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