Lauren Griffin

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3 Ways to Recruit New Volunteers

by Lauren Griffin on 11/12/19 6:30 AM

Recruiting new volunteers can feel like a daunting task. How do you ask someone to give up some of their most precious commodity, time, for free? Well, first, you need to understand that people...

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5 Leadership Best Practices that Make a Difference in Schools

by Lauren Griffin on 10/15/19 6:30 AM

In movies, we see leaders as the people standing up and making great speeches but we don’t often see the leaders doing the small things well. But doing the small things is what creates great...

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4 Ways to Capture Committed Donors and Build Relationships

by Lauren Griffin on 8/6/19 6:30 AM

Your planning is now starting to take shape, the fundraising event you have been so hard to bring to life now has a real date and time. You want to ensure that you get that financial commitment...

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A Calculated Risk

by Lauren Griffin on 3/26/19 6:30 AM

Risk can mean a lot of things. It can mean a chance of losing money, but it could also be your next big break! For example, if you decide you need an average annual fundraising return of 6% in...

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The Secret to Motivating your Staff, Volunteers and Donors

by Lauren Griffin on 7/23/18 6:30 AM

“Motivation Is Ignited by the Passion That Comes from Involvement and Belief in the Mission”

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3 Steps to Maximizing Donor Giving

by Lauren Griffin on 6/25/18 6:30 AM

The event has gone beautifully. You couldn’t have asked for a better day. Everyone is smiling and laughing at their tables and suddenly, the spotlight is on you. Eyes turn to you, waiting to hear...

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Fundraising with Millennials in Mind

by Lauren Griffin on 5/14/18 6:30 AM

How do you fundraise with Millenial parents in mind? That's a great question, but let’s start by learning what a “Millennial” is.

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Inexpensive Marketing Tips for Your Next Fundraiser

by Lauren Griffin on 2/12/18 5:30 AM

So, you are planning an event and like most, you are on a strict budget. Thoughts are racing through your head on how to promote this event. “Do I rent a billboard, do a TV promo, call the media…I...

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Dealing with Angry Parents

by Lauren Griffin on 12/18/17 5:30 AM

You’ve experienced this before. You work really hard to put on a new, amazing event and through diligence, dedication and a couple of minor miracles, the event is a success. It’s more than a...

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Why Drawings Demotivate People

by Lauren Griffin on 8/28/17 5:30 AM

Who wants to work for free? Not me! How about you?

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