Because fundraisers are asking people to support a heartfelt cause, it does not seem like sales. Successful fundraisers understand that to raise the most funds for their cause, they need to identify this process.
There are literally more than 1 million items related to non-profit board service on Google. Here is one more that puts board management into an acronym, SOARR, which will hopefully give you 5 things you can do with your board.
In a few weeks we will enter the last quarter of the year. Distraction for our donors is everywhere with disasters, political campaigns, and highly charged philosophical debates over history. For the sake of our missions and our organizations, we
In the 80’s Sally Struthers would stand next to a malnourished child and invite you to give less than a cup of coffee each day. If you gave this meager amount, you would “adopt” a child and get regular
The discussion lately has involved in how do you grow your donorbase. In the blog, Is your event worth it, I suggest that 40% of your event attendees needed to be new. That has elicited some questions about “How do
Events are a staple for many non-profits. In many cases, organizations even raise money by doing these events. I say that with some jocularity. That is the rub, do you really raise money through an event and how do
In a recent blog, 3 questions, one of the questions I suggested was “Can you explain it?” Last week, I received two solicitations within a day of each other. These appeals exemplify my point better than any metaphor I could
We recently said good-bye to my father. To me, he was many things. Like most parents, he was a teacher. My father was a very savvy businessman. He taught me what it was to be a professional. My father was
In my last blog, 3 questions about measurement, I received some great feedback, especially about the last two questions: Can you explain it? and Does it motivate? I address “Does it motivate” in this article. Know your people -Understanding what