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Why Bill Gates Isn't a Good Prospect for Your Nonprofit
If you work for a nonprofit, and you're involved with fundraising, chances are someone has said, "What about Bill Gates? Or Oprah? They have a lot of money." They do, and they're very generous when it comes to giving it away. But that doesn't mean they'll support your nonprofit. Here's what you need to know before you approach someone like Bill Gates (or another major donor) for a grant or an outright gift. (read more)

Do You Have Tippers, Buyers, Donors, or Investors
All donors are not created equal. You might think that how much they give is what makes them different. But it's really how they give - their motivation - that's more telling. For instance, are the type that likes to attend events, and who love to buy auction items? Or are they truly invested in making the world a better place? This post will explore 4 types of donors and tell you which 2 your nonprofit needs in order to survive and even thrive. (read more)