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FundraisingBasics.org, a website by Laura O’Neal, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Description of the license, amended from the Creative Commons website: This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon this work, even commercially, as long as they credit me, “Laura O’Neal,” for the original creation. This is the… Read More »

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Site Down Temporarily

This site went down when I tried to move it from one unhelpful web host to another. And, the popular backup plugin I used doesn’t actually restore websites from backups easily if at all. Won’t be using that fake backup plugin anymore. I’m restoring the site but it will take at least a month. I… Read More »

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Paying Fundraisers On A Percentage Is Bad For Agencies

A close friend, who makes more than twice as much money as I did at the time, asked me to write grants for her. She wanted me to work for a percentage of the grant awards. Prior to this, she asked me to work for a friend – also for a percentage of the grant… Read More »

Claim Your GuideStar Page!

One of the largest banks in the country called the agency I worked for to ask a quick question about one of our programs. The bank’s foundation wanted to give us a large grant from a donor-advised fund. The foundation representative commended us on our transparency on our GuideStar page. Said it was one of… Read More »