I’ve been watching Givewell for the past couple of years, because I think they’ve been trying to take on a serious issue with accountability and transparency for nonprofits.
Are you sending emails and just feeling like you’re beating your head against the wall? You’re not alone. So many of our fundraising emails go unanswered! WHY? Because maybe the recipient doesn’t know you. Or maybe your subject line sucked. Or maybe the body of the email was really long and not logically set up,… [Keep Reading]
What: Winning Government Grants and Contracts for your nonprofit Pursue and capture Government Grants and Contracts for Your Nonprofit A 90 minute advanced webinar to help you get those government grants and contracts to keep your programs going for years to come! When: October 2nd, 2014 3pm ET, 2pm CT, 1pm MT, 12pm PT Who:… [Keep Reading]
If you’ve worked in marketing or fundraising a nonprofit for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with the problem of how to keep telling your nonprofit’s story in a fresh way. You’ve got grants to write, appeals to write, and newsletters to write so often it can be a challenge to keep the… [Keep Reading]
Are you trying to ‘maximize” your “resources” and “optimize” your “funding dollars”?
Are you looking for a nonprofit with a good 5 year plan, and programs based on research?
Are you looking for a predictable (yet innovative) model of human behavior that other nonprofits can follow for “reproducible” or “Replicable” results?
“Why would you not only give the fox full rein of the henhouse, but on top of that, let the fox tell the chickens how to live?”
People usually dread getting appeal letters. They want to trash them. But every once in awhile, someone opens one. And then you’ve got a chance. You might get them to read past the first paragraph. And possibly, do more than glance at the picture.
Imagine if people looked forward to getting your appeal letter. Imagine if they were excited to get your grant proposal!
Pam Grow has put together a fantastic post about what foundation directors want. It’s a video. From 501videos. And I love it because; 1. It talks about how foundation directors like to see a good relationship between the executive director of the nonprofit and the development director. I do not usually see this. Do you?… [Keep Reading]
So. You’re working for a social services nonprofit. You’re writing a grant. You’re stuck. How do you show the funder the magnitude of the need? Read on! Or what if you’re the communications person? If you serve vulnerable populations and you can’t put pictures of the people you really serve in your annual report? You’re… [Keep Reading]
Does your board suffer from one of these lizard brain reactions?
Don’t ship on time. Late is the first step to never.
Procrastinate, cling that you need to be perfect.
I am so excited to present to you my interview with Charlotte Beauvoisin, who writes Diary of a Muzungu, a UK citizen working in Uganda. Her blog has been featured on Lonely Planet since 2009. For several years, she worked as a volunteer with the Ugandan Conservation Foundation, and now works in a tourism company… [Keep Reading]
Here’s where I get all “Transparency rocks!” And show you one of my board reports. Also, if you want to rebrand your nonprofit, you are going to love the Free Nonprofit Brand Report from Harvard University that I’m including here. You’re welcome.