In times of great political and economic upheaval, we need to look at multiple streams of income that can help us weather the storm. Some of our income streams from the government are going away, from healthcare to environmental funding, from arts funding to education funding. Even Meals on Wheels is facing decreased funding. Monthly… [Keep Reading]
Ellen Bristol, author of The Leaky Bucket and Fundraising the SMART Way, shares in this 30 minute interview, WHY you’re not succeeding in fundraising and what to do with it. Imagine if you had more donor, sponsor, and grant opportunities than you knew what to do with! This is Fundraising the SMART Way! Why should… [Keep Reading]
Last week I was lucky enough to interview Erica Waasdorp, author of Monthly Giving, the Sleeping Giant, and a forthcoming book, Monthly Giving Made Easy. Erica will be speaking at the Nonprofit Leadership Summit in September about how you can make the most of monthly gifts during the economic and political uncertainty. I’ve previously interviewed… [Keep Reading]
Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am so proud and pleased to be interviewing Kenita Pierce-Lewis, the founder and the CEO of Hope, INC. That’s www.hopbe.org. Helping Other People Be Empowered. They are in the greater Atlanta, Georgia area. I have watched Hope, INC over… [Keep Reading]
Here’s the scenario. I was a monthly donor to this nonprofit for years. I was also giving free (and paid) but mostly free advice to the ED. I hadn’t heard from the Executive Director personally in awhile (though I had gotten the nonprofit’s enewsletters). I got solicited by another nonprofit, so I decided to stop… [Keep Reading]
Mazarine Treyz: Erica Waasdorp, you’re an ambassador for the IFC. So you know about fundraising in other countries, not just the U.S. I’ve heard that the U.S. is far behind other countries in getting people to give monthly. Why do you think this is? (Read the number one predictor of success in monthly giving here)… [Keep Reading]
MT: Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and I am so pleased today to be interviewing Erica Waasdorp, who wrote Monthly Giving: The Sleeping Giant, and who is also the president of A Direct Solution. She will be teaching at our Nonprofit Leadership Summit. Erica, can you give some people… [Keep Reading]
Have you ever wondered how monthly giving works? Did you ever want to do it better? Are you curious about monthly giving? Are you curious about crowd-funding? I am. What if you combined monthly giving with crowdfunding? Well this is exactly what people are doing! They’re doing monthly giving in a whole new way- crowdfunding… [Keep Reading]
This week we’ve got a new guest blogger, Erica Waasdorp, author of “Monthly Giving, The Sleeping Giant.” Erica is an expert on monthly giving and we’re so excited to have her guest post! New Donors Do Join Monthly Giving Programs! You should test it sometime! Another Monthly Giving myth debunked Monthly Giving is… [Keep Reading]
Since 2003, I have been studying fundraising. I’ve learned how to raise money with direct mail, grants, phone-a-thons, sponsorships, and more. Throughout all of that time, my nonprofit clients would ask me, “But how can we get ongoing operational support?” And I never had an answer. Until today. Let’s face it. If you’re wondering how… [Keep Reading]
Would you like to keep your donors coming back, year after year?
Would you like to be able to have a large amount of unrestricted funding to keep your programs going?
Wouldn’t it be just fantastic to have this?
Then you might like to try….