Tips for Schools and Nonprofits

Ten Keys to a Compelling Appeal Letter

Posted by Lari Hatley on Dec 5, 2017 2:28:46 PM

It is that time of year. Every nonprofit is asking for money. The annual fund is making its big push. The Development Office is taking advantage of the generous spirit of the holidays, and donors are hoping to give one more tax-deductible gift before midnight on December 31. So how do make your school’s appeal letter stand out? Here are some hints:

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Getting Your Board on Board

Posted by Lari Hatley on Oct 12, 2017 3:06:09 PM


Your board is key to the success of your annual fund, but it’s possible that comes as a surprise to them. If you are a director of development, an annual fund officer, or even the executive director or head of school, you may have heard comments, like these:

“We know the goal is high, but that is why we hired you.”
“Suzi (or John), will get the money for us.”

When you hear comments like these, it is time for some education!

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