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Campaign Client Spotlight: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Campaign Client Spotlight: North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences

Raleigh, NC- CapDev has treasured working with the Friends of the Museum, the museum leadership team, and philanthropic partners on this visionary campaign.  We are excited to see this exhibit come to life and know audiences of all ages will love it, too. Read more about the new exhibit, including why it’s called “Dueling Dinosaurs” HERE

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Lessons from the Waffle House

Lessons from the Waffle House

There is a lot to be learned from a stool at the bar of a Waffle House. If you travel frequently, you might even have a favorite Waffle House location, as I do.

Sitting at a Waffle House countertop and observing the ordering, cooking and serving process is like watching a well-choreographed dance, and it’s one of my favorite breakfast entertainment outings.

I can’t help but draw some analogies from my Waffle House excursions to our field of development:

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Podcast: The Art and Science of Asking for Money (with Brian Saber)

Podcast: The Art and Science of Asking for Money (with Brian Saber)

Asking for money can be hard for many people. But why? Why do so many people find it terrifying to ask for money, even for organizations they care deeply about? Brian Saber, author of Fundraising for Introverts believes that ANYONE can fundraise because this work is based on forming relationships. Coining the term, Asking Style, Saber identifies 4 Asking Style types. Keep reading to learn more and take the quiz and see what Asking Style you are.

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ChatGPT: A Fundraising Perspective on the AI Tool

ChatGPT: A Fundraising Perspective on the AI Tool

As a nonprofit fundraiser, you’ve probably asked yourself whether artificial intelligence fits into your engagement strategy. What are the capabilities and limitations of AI at this stage, and is efficiency a worthwhile trade-off for the human touch so necessary to connect with donors?

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