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I can answer questions regarding annual funds, capital campaigns, endowment programs, asking for the major gift, volunteers, board development, nonprofit management, church fundraising, prospect research, prospect cultivation, and fundraising techniques.

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Fundraising executive for 27 years, including nine years as a vice president. Presenter at national and regional workshops and conferences of Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), Council for Resource Development (CRD), and Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP). Workshop presenter to nonprofits and churches. Co-author of the book The Pastor's Guide to Fund-Raising Success. Writer of Sunday school lessons for adults and study resources for youth. Articles and book reviews on nonprofit fundraising-and-management issues published in national magazines and on the Web. Volunteer hospice chaplain. Board member and volunteer for community organizations.


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Successful fundraising and effective board involvement do not happen just because we are engaged in a good cause. There are more than one-million nonprofits in the United States and 1,000 are added every week--all are good causes. Successful fundraising and effective board involvement occur because we have intentional plans and we implement our plans with courage, vision, and fortitude.

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Recent Answers from Wayne E. Groner

2016-04-18 Sports League Fundraiser for Player with Cancer:

Thanks for your questing, Jennifer.    As a general rule, the IRS does not allow donors to take a tax deduction for gifts that benefit a specific person, even when given through a nonprofit. For individuals

2016-04-12 Excess funds distribution:

Thanks for your inquiry, Scott.    Either of your suggestions is acceptable. Another option is for students to vote. Whatever you do, it should be communicated to students and donors before fundraising

2014-01-30 Listing Donors on Website:

Thanks for your question, Saundra.    I have not seen donors' names published on websites of non-profit organizations. They may be there, but I have not seen them. Usually, too wide an audience is reached

2013-05-19 Fundraising Help:

Thanks for your question, Wade.    1. Discuss with your predecessor, your supervisor, and your board members how things were done before you were elected and what they expect of you.     2. Check with

2013-04-11 EIN for an individual fundraiser?:

Thanks for your question, Tracy.    You do not need an EIN for the type of fundraiser you describe. You may open a bank account in your mother's name if she is able to sign a signature card. The bank will


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