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    A trusted source of information, trends and advice for nonprofit leaders, fundraisers and marketing professionals

    We know your time is valuable. We also know that the nonprofit sector changes quickly. That's why we take great care in preparing our weekly blog based upon industry trends, questions we've been getting from clients and colleagues, and our own research about what we hope will be valuable.

    The ultimate yearly planning guide for nonprofits and how to stay on track

    January 4, 2023
    It can be hard as a fundraiser to plan ahead, especially when you are pulled in a thousand different directions, given...

    Knowing why your donors give

    September 16, 2021
    The general rule of fundraising says that asking the right donor, at the right time, for the right amount will lead to...

    How to achieve gold medal fundraising

    August 12, 2021
    I am, once again, experiencing the sadness of the end of the Olympics. I am always amazed at the talent, grit and...

    The best time to create a plan is now

    February 4, 2021
    It’s never too late to plan. Even if know you can’t implement anything until later this year or you aren’t sure where...

    'Tis the season for giving

    November 11, 2020
    When we get close to the end of the year, there are three different things I think about personally: Thanksgiving (my...

    Writing for audiences in sensitive situations

    October 17, 2019
    As you write your appeal letters, grant narrative or marketing copy, you might be wondering how to properly tell your...

    Recognizing partners and sponsors on social media

    October 2, 2019
    You have probably heard the saying “it takes a village” in reference to reaching a goal or accomplishing a big task....

    Four things to remember about social media donors for year-end giving

    August 29, 2019
    This year is more than halfway over – and, as the weather starts to cool down, we are all marking our calendars for...

    Four reasons a Fundraising Readiness Assessment™ may be right for you

    July 18, 2019
    Dot Org Solutions has two areas of focus – fundraising consulting and marketing. Last week, Kayleigh Fladung, our...

    Planned giving marketing

    June 28, 2019
    This week’s blog is based on a presentation Amy Wong, president of Dot Org Solutions, gave to a group of fundraising...

    So, what does a fundraising consultant do?

    June 13, 2019
    Last week, our marketing and PR services manager, Kayleigh Fladung, wrote her blog post on a few problems a marketing...

    Step 1: How to start a grant program

    May 2, 2019
    This is the first post in a series of three blogs the Dot Org team will be writing on something all nonprofits should...

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