Things to do that will make you a better fundraiser

Fundraising is Beautiful Podcast

Here are ten practical things you can do — starting today — that will make you into a better fundraiser:

  1. Donate.
  2. Send and receive snail-mail.
  3. Sign up for lots of email from other nonprofits.
  4. Participate in online social networking sites.
  5. Hang around with older people.
  6. Become aware of the cultural context of your audience.
  7. Go to church.
  8. Read the popular press.
  9. Pay attention to how you ask people for favors.
  10. Work at becoming a better writer.

You can start doing some of these things today. Don’t miss this super-practical podcast!


Steven Screen is Co-Founder of The Better Fundraising Company and lead author of its blog. With over 25 years' fundraising experience, he gets energized by helping organizations understand how they can raise more money. He’s a second-generation fundraiser, a past winner of the Direct Mail Package of the Year, and data-driven.

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