Fundraising Programs

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Common Mistakes Nonprofits Make That Hurt Their Fundraising Effectiveness

Working with clients for 18 years now, Hammond & Associates has encountered a set of common mistakes that some nonprofits tend to make. Raising money is almost always a very challenging proposition and mistakes can make the task all the more difficult.

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Five Fundraising Trends for Nonprofit Organizations in 2023

As we move into the new year, it’s important for nonprofit organizations to focus on fundraising trends. This will help you make the most of your resources and maximize the impact of your development program. Here are five trends to watch out for in 2023. 1. The economy will present challenges across all sectors of…

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Fundraising Lessons Learned in 2022

2022 was a challenging year for non-profits. The pandemic has faded, but the aftereffects will linger for years. With the economic downturn, many donors began to trim their donations as the year ended. Read more in this post about the lessons we learned in 2022 that will guide our strategies going forward. 1. A Diverse…

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Chuck Hammond Recognized by His Peers
Awarded the Dr. John S. Lore Award

The DR. JOHN S. LORE AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING FUNDRAISING EXECUTIVE is for an outstanding individual fundraising executive who practices his/her profession in an exemplary manner. The recipient must have at least ten years of professional fundraising experience, evidence of quality of leadership and acting as a team player, be a current member of AFP, commitment to continuing professional development, and commitment to fundraising and philanthropy through volunteer service and financial support of non-profit organizations.

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The Psychology of Giving

In the New York Times recent section on giving, you will find the transcript of a conversation with Dr. Jen Shang – the world’s first Ph.D. in philanthropy and only philanthropic psychologist. The conversation focuses on understanding donor behavior and reiterates the most basic truth about fundraising: once you have a donor’s attention, you must…

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