Donors crave recognition and attention, most of all, AMIRITE?
I recently got an email from a reader asking me how I would fundraise for a think tank in a country that does not have the best history of democracy or political discourse. This is my response. —————————————————————– Thanks for writing! As far as I know, usually American think tanks are funded by a few… [Keep Reading]
Fun Fact: I used to live in Korea, and while I was there, I learned about the many flavors ice cream can be in foreign countries. Such as Durian. Red bean. Kimchi. Lychee. Such variety!
So have you ever seen a board member go from board straight to executive director of the same charity, without any previous nonprofit experience?
As ice cream flavors go, I think that’s probably kimchi rat surprise.
First off, I love that you’re helping women get wheels. When I worked in a domestic violence shelter, this is something that would hamper women in getting the services that they needed, whether baby-sitting, counseling, welfare, etc. A car can mean the difference between a job and no job, and between a woman having to return to an abuser or not. Thank you for recognizing this.
Have you ever worked for a big corporation? Did you feel burned out on that lifestyle? What were some contributing factors, if so? Want me to take a guess? I just read a blog post by Pamela Slim from Escape from Cubicle Nation, “An open letter to CXOs all over the world”. Here are the… [Keep Reading]
1. Show up to the meetings. 2. Learn about fundraising. If you don’t know anything, admit your ignorance and learn right now. 3. Convince your friends and colleagues to give to your nonprofit. 4. Question junior staff members about the nonprofit and how you can help. 5. Maintain close ties to people under the Executive… [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]
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]
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]
Common Misconception: No one should seek to earn a profit in charity. Profitmaking is for the for-profit sector. -Dan Pallotta
ALL MINORITY GROUPS ARE UNDERREPRESENTED AS NONPROFIT EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS.
Are you the lone development person, or even part of a small team? What is one of your biggest problems? If you answered “Capacity” I think you’d be right. How can you build your capacity to raise more money? Well, you can’t put more hours in the day, and you can’t hire more people. Budgets… [Keep Reading]