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Meet a Do-Gooder: Garvin Maffett

Written By: Blue North on August 26, 2019

Just as the stories of your beneficiaries inspire and educate your donors, we think the stories of fellow fundraisers can inspire you.

In this “Meet a Do-Gooder” feature, we talked with Garvin Maffett, Chief Advancement Officer at Patrick Family Services. Find out how he took a crash-course in relationships fundraising for Yale University, and what the top three qualities he looks for when hiring fundraisers.

Relationship Fundraising, Meet a Do-Gooder August 26, 2019
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Top 3 Mid-Level Questions from Bridge Conference, 2019

Written By: Robyn Kennedy on July 17, 2019

Attending Bridge Conference last week in Washington was fantastic. I connected with fundraisers across the continent who are all eager to learn as much as they can to make a bigger impact for their organizations. At the Blue North booth, I represented the relational giving side of our business. It was interesting to hear from various organizations about their struggles and successes — and to field questions, particularly about Mid-Level giving. I've answered three frequently asked questions here.

Mid-Level Program, Middle Donor Progam July 17, 2019
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The Best Mid-Level Development Officer We’ve Ever Seen

Written By: Robyn Kennedy on June 24, 2019

Over the years, Blue North has worked with more than 45 organizations — in four continents — on Middle Donor programs. Based on our accumulated data, we know that these programs can be incredibly effective. In fact, we’ve seen an average 25% year-over-year lift with our clients who have developed these programs.

Middle Donor Progam June 24, 2019
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Robyn Kennedy: Middle Donors Explained

Written By: Blue North on May 23, 2019

Introducing Robyn Kennedy, Blue North's Senior Relational Strategist. Robyn provides effective tools and strategies to help our clients make the biggest impact possible. In this video, she explains why investing in Middle Donors is a great opportunity for your fundraising organization.

Middle Donor Progam May 23, 2019
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Thank You, Thank You, Thank You

Written By: Blue North on April 18, 2019

When a donor gives, your gut reaction might be to say, “Yes, we did it!” But as a seasoned fundraiser, you know that the work is not quite done. As Alan Clayton has said better than anyone else I’ve heard, “Giving provides the donor a warm glow, thanking them and reminding them of that gift extends the glow and makes it more memorable.”

Retention, Middle Donor Progam April 18, 2019
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Meet a Do-Gooder: Melissa Stillman

Written By: Blue North on February 26, 2019

Just as the stories of your beneficiaries inspire and educate your donors, we think the stories of fellow fundraisers can inspire you.

Meet a Do-Gooder February 26, 2019
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6 Reasons Why Donor Centricity Is Essential for Revenue Growth

Written By: Pete Ward on January 22, 2019

By Pete Ward, Senior Director, Client Insights

Data Analytics and Insights, Retention January 22, 2019
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Giving Tuesday Q&A with Digital Specialist Stephanie Lapensee

Written By: Blue North on December 19, 2018

 

Insider, Donor Experience, Relationship Fundraising December 19, 2018
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Top Secrets to a Middle Donor Program

Written By: Cam Shapansky on November 28, 2018

Much has been written lately about the benefits of a strong Middle Donor program — and rightly so. With other fundraising areas showing a decrease in returns, a robust Middle Donor program can offset some of these losses. While many agencies are trying to “figure it out,” there is a proven best-practice approach ready to be implemented.

Mid-Level Program, Middle Donor Progam November 28, 2018
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Gather the diamonds hiding in your data

Written By: Pete Ward on January 15, 2018

 

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