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Copley Raff is a US and international management and fundraising consultancy to the nonprofit community. We are distinguished by the extraordinary results we deliver for our clients, our exclusive Master Gift Officer™ educational programs and our thought leadership.

We provide nonprofit organizations with individually tailored management and fundraising consulting services including Advancement Strategic and Tactical Planning, Campaign Planning & Counsel, Training & Coaching, and much more. We work intimately with you and your leadership to discover actionable insights, to Raise Sights… Reach Goals across your entire enterprise.

We are among the foremost thinkers on fundraising and advancement with fresh perspectives and uncommon and seasoned expertise. Copley Raff contributes to our profession through our highly acclaimed Master Gift Officer™ training programs, GivingTake  blog, QuickTake stories, GroupTake Socratic sessions and conference workshops.

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How to Overcome the Rising Costs of Fundraising and Improve ROI 

How to Overcome the Rising Costs of Fundraising and Improve ROI 

Rising Costs of Fundraising can eat you alive. Today, more than ever, nonprofits are facing tremendous financial headwinds. Join Larry ...
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Fundraising Structure Using Business Framework, by Copley Raff

Fundraising Structure Using Business Framework is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE This is an interactive ...
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MONEY MISHIGOSS, by Copley Raff

MONEY MISHIGOSS is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE Your attitude and emotions about money can ...
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Who Asks and Handling a Low Offer (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Who Asks and Handling a Low Offer (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE ...
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VIRTUAL GIFT CONVERSATIONS: PROS AND CONS (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

VIRTUAL GIFT CONVERSATIONS: PROS AND CONS (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE Click ...
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VALUE OF HIGH PRESTIGE ASKER, by Copley Raff

VALUE OF HIGH PRESTIGE ASKER is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE Personal relationships and long ...
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Value of Giving Societies to Increase Giving (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Value of Giving Societies to Increase Giving (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE ...
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VALUE OF AUTHENTIC DONOR RELATIONSHIPS, by Copley Raff

VALUE OF AUTHENTIC DONOR RELATIONSHIPS is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Sustained major donor programs ...
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USE YOUR CAMPAIGN CHAIR WISELY, by Copley Raff

USE YOUR CAMPAIGN CHAIR WISELY is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE Your campaign chair is ...
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The Role of Board Members in Fundraising and Campaigns, by Copley Raff

The Role of Board Members in Fundraising and Campaigns is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE ...
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The Power of the Right Asker (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

The Power of the Right Asker (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Click ...
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Small to Medium Size Nonprofit Advantages Building Donor Pipeline, by Copley Raff

Small to Medium Size Nonprofit Advantages Building Donor Pipeline is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE ...
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Setting Goals for Pipeline & Discovery (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Setting Goals for Pipeline & Discovery (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 4 Minutes / FREE Click ...
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Relationship Map for Building Portfolios (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Relationship Map for Building Portfolios (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Click here ...
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PROSPECT STREET RESEARCH, by Copley Raff

PROSPECT STREET RESEARCH is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE The best research about the philanthropic ...
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PAST PERFORMANCE NOT AN INDICATOR OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE, by Copley Raff

PAST PERFORMANCE NOT AN INDICATOR OF FUTURE PERFORMANCE is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Just ...
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MAXIMIZE CONSULTANTS WITH MAJOR ASKS, by Copley Raff

MAXIMIZE CONSULTANTS WITH MAJOR ASKS is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE Advancement consultants are useful ...
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Major Donor Pipeline Definitions (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Major Donor Pipeline Definitions (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE Click here to ...
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Knowing the Best Time to Ask for a Larger Gift (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Knowing the Best Time to Ask for a Larger Gift (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 ...
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KNOW THE DONOR’S SOURCE OF WEALTH, by Copley Raff

KNOW THE DONOR’S SOURCE OF WEALTH is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE Knowing the donor’s ...
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INSTITUTIONAL SELF-ESTEEM GREATLY AFFECTS FUNDRAISING, by Copley Raff

INSTITUTIONAL SELF-ESTEEM GREATLY AFFECTS FUNDRAISING is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Your nonprofit needs to ...
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How to Handle an Ask Decline (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

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Gauging Depth of Relationship Before Asking (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Gauging Depth of Relationship Before Asking (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE Click ...
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Foundation Giving Forecast for 2022-2023, by Copley Raff

Foundation Giving Forecast for 2022-2023 is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE This is an interactive ...
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Engaging Board Members in Fundraising (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Engaging Board Members in Fundraising (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Click here ...
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Don’t Take Wealthy Chairs for Granted, by Copley Raff

Don’t Take Wealthy Chairs for Granted is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Be sure to ...
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DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT DONORS DURING RECESSION, by Copley Raff

DON’T MAKE ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT DONORS DURING RECESSION is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Being in ...
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DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH, by Copley Raff

DON’T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE As rock ...
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Donor Pipeline Don’ts and Mission Alignment (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Donor Pipeline Don’ts and Mission Alignment (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE Click ...
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Donor Lifetime Value (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Donor Lifetime Value (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Click here to see ...
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Donor Advised Fund Donor Strategies (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Donor Advised Fund Donor Strategies (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE Click here ...
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Defining a Major, Leadership and Transformational Gift (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Defining a Major, Leadership and Transformational Gift (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE ...
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Cultivate Individuals Not Institutions (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Cultivate Individuals Not Institutions (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE Click here to ...
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COUNT ON UNPREDICTABLE REACTIONS TO AN ASK, by Copley Raff

COUNT ON UNPREDICTABLE REACTIONS TO AN ASK is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE As well ...
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CEO Reluctance to Help With Fundraising (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

CEO Reluctance to Help With Fundraising (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 1 Minutes / FREE Click ...
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Campaign Preparation and Phases, by Copley Raff

Campaign Preparation and Phases is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE Things to consider to determine ...
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BUILDING MAJOR DONOR PIPELINE CREATIVELY, by Copley Raff

BUILDING MAJOR DONOR PIPELINE CREATIVELY is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Think outside the pipe ...
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Building Donor Pipeline is Intentional and Continuous (Audio Only), by Copley Raff

Building Donor Pipeline is Intentional and Continuous (Audio Only) is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE ...
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BONDING CALLS TO DONORS ARE CENTRALLY IMPORTANT, by Copley Raff

BONDING CALLS TO DONORS ARE CENTRALLY IMPORTANT is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Bonding calls ...
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BOARD COGNITIVE DISSONANCE ABOUT FUNDRAISING, by Copley Raff

BOARD COGNITIVE DISSONANCE ABOUT FUNDRAISING is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Board surveys indicate most ...
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Blended Gifts Insights – Outright and Estate Giving, by Copley Raff

Blended Gifts Insights – Outright and Estate Giving is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Click ...
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ASK STAFF FOR DONOR LEADS, by Copley Raff

ASK STAFF FOR DONOR LEADS is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE When building your donor ...
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3 DEGREES OF SEPARATION, by Copley Raff

3 DEGREES OF SEPARATION is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 2 Minutes / FREE Gaining access to high potential ...
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Pandemic Fundraising Adjustments and What Will Stick, by Copley Raff

Pandemic Fundraising Adjustments and What Will Stick is FREE courtesy of Copley Raff 1 Lesson / 3 Minutes / FREE ...