7 Ways to Boost Your Fundraising

KIMBERLY O'DONNELL | July 17, 2019

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As a Personal Fundraising Coach, I encourage all of my clients to challenge themselves when it comes to fundraising. My hope for each and every nonprofit is for them to step outside of their comfort zone and try at least one new thing every month or quarter. The best part? You do not have to go at it alone! Find a coach or mentor to help inspire new ideas and hold you accountable so you and your organization can reach new heights.

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