This is part three in a series of ten on how to make major gift asks. To read part one, Starting your Major Gifts Program, go here. To read part two, Who is a major donor, go here. After you’ve researched your prospect, through combing your database, or through looking at annual reports of other,… [Keep Reading]
This is part two in a series of ten on major gifts for your nonprofit. To read part one, go here! What are major gifts? Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization. Why pursue leadership or major gifts? Because this is the way you can get money in the shortest amount of time… [Keep Reading]
This is part one in a series of ten on major gifts. What are major gifts? Gifts that make a significant difference for your organization. Why pursue leadership or major gifts? Because this is the way you can get money in the shortest amount of time with the least cash outlay by your nonprofit. What… [Keep Reading]
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]
As of last month’s count, we had 6,700 unique readers of this blog! That’s a lot of lurkers guys. Come on. Come out of the woodwork! You can join the new wikispace I just set up for Wild Woman Fundraising, the new forum for your burning fundraising, nonprofit management, jobhunting, marketing and other questions! So… [Keep Reading]
Here are 52 ways to fundraise, one for each week of the year! Of these, which ones do you think yield the most money? Which ones, the least? If you have any to add, please leave a comment! 1. Quarterly Appeal letter 2. Grants 3. Your Annual Report 4. Sell Fruit 5. Old-time photograph booth… [Keep Reading]
So, you work for a nonprofit your whole life, in the hopes that something will change from your efforts, that your cause will have made a dent in the problem. If you stay with a nonprofit long enough, you can start to see, with your own eyes, that your organization and the partnerships you’ve built… [Keep Reading]
On Saturday I went into four different craft stores, and Halloween decorations were everywhere. “Boo!” said a banner. “SCARY SAVINGS!” screamed a poster. “Horrors!” yelled the candy packaging. Witches, vampires and Fairy princess costumes hung waiting for people to put them on.
Horrors indeed. Anyone wanting some real life horrors, not some made up Hollywood horrors, should look no further than the Democratic Republic of Congo. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of thousands of women have been raped.
You may have seen the GQ article about Rand Paul’s excursion into violence during his time at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, when he forced a woman to take a bong hit, and then, tied her up, took her to a river, and then, made her get on her hands and knees, and pledge allegiance to “Aqua Buddha.”
You’ve Got Answers! According to LinkedIn, I’m an expert in Nonprofit Fundraising, Philanthropy, Work-life Balance, Non-profit Management, Social Enterpreneurship, and Public Relations. Here are some questions where my answer got chosen as best answer: “Facebook – serious concerns regarding privacy, where would all the ‘facebook’ users go? Plenty of the industry voices are calling for… [Keep Reading]
What causes do you wish that more foundations would make a priority?
Foundations have so little money that I don’t think about them very much.