Here is a Fundraising Plan Checklist that you can use every time you start a new appeal, campaign, event, or grant proposal. How much do we want to raise? Are you going to try to raise $3,000 with your annual report? Are you going to try to raise $20,000 with an event? What is a… [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]
So are you: 0. Thinking that your nonprofit is looking out for you, and will reward all of your hard work with more money or respect or job titles? Think again. 1. Thinking fundraising is begging? It’s not. It’s relationship building. 2. Thinking that you should not get paid a living wage, nor should your… [Keep Reading]
Did you ever have a boss who didn’t say hello or goodbye to you, screamed, socially ostracized you in other ways, used scare tactics, or told you that you’d done something wrong when you hadn’t?
This video of Marlene’s Law tells the story of a woman whose boss terrorized her so much that she ultimately committed suicide.
1. Status Quo Culture A status quo culture, which means nobody striving for more efficient and effective activity. Because their salaries are not tied to actually solving the problem, in any way. Nor are salaries tied to how much money they raise. Nor are salaries tied to any measure of client satisfaction or employee satisfaction…. [Keep Reading]
If your nonprofit is new, making a tiny amount of money with events, or has a disengaged board, it might be time to get new board members. Where do you find them? You want people high up in a corporation, so that they can approve thousands to sponsor your event, or a year-end gift to… [Keep Reading]
Here’s part two of leading your nonprofit. What does it take? 7. Curiosity Ask yourself what you don’t know about your organization. Sit in on programs. Learn the stories, meet the people, ask them questions on how you can help them. Learn how to fundraise better from your staff, and from workshops. Get curious about… [Keep Reading]