This question is from the marvelous Shuai in California, who will start a nonprofit one day, and wants to know ALL about fundraising, and also, specifically, about which fundraising blogs and books she should read! Here’s what she said. > Currently, I am volunteering with various nonprofits that focus more on > sustainability and repurposing… [Keep Reading]
Remember these 10 tips from Arianna Huffington’s book, On Becoming Fearless: 1. Be true to yourself. Constantly looking over your shoulder for approval means you’ll never get it. What’s more, you’ll greatly increase your chances of walking into a wall or falling into a ditch-not to mention losing yourself in the process. 2. Turn down… [Keep Reading]
Beth Kanter, co-author of The Networked Nonprofit featured my book on her 2010 list of nonprofit books last week! Thank you so much Beth! And thank you to the people who commented and wanted a copy of the book! If Beth doesn’t pick you for a free book, let me tell you, it’s totally worth… [Keep Reading]
For anyone who missed my interview with the Maverick Philanthropist, Michael Chatman last week, Here it is! Michael Chatman interviews Mazarine Treyz-Interview on 880 AM Miami We talked about fundraising, motivating boards, nonprofit success strategies, how to get people to care about your cause, and more! An instructive 20 minute talk. (with commercial breaks, 30… [Keep Reading]
Did you see that New York Times article called “Frazzled Moms Push Back Against Volunteering”? The New York Times may ALSO have some style pieces about women that are not based in reality. Perhaps “small but growing” is code for “three people I found on the corner two hours before deadline.” ORLY. Have YOUR volunteers… [Keep Reading]
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So how to make sure your holiday appeal works for your organization? Does it have: 1. Testimonials? 2. Stories? 3. Pictures? 4. Stats? Have you segmented your appeal to donors who give for certain reasons? For instance, if you are sending this letter to people who give to your nonprofit through their faith-based institution, are… [Keep Reading]
You’ve shown up at a nonprofit, ready to volunteer. The nonprofit has a phone-a-thon going on. You don’t WANT to do a phone-a-thon, even though the nonprofit stated this was the opportunity. So the nonprofit staff person tries to find something else for you to do. You are asked to organize some file folders. You… [Keep Reading]