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]
After you’ve gotten a fundraising job, and moved on up, gotten that raise and done some work life balance, HOW DO YOU BECOME A GOOD MANAGER? That’s what this roundup is all about. And if you want to learn even MORE about how to become a good manager, you should definitely come to the… [Keep Reading]
Hey, everybody. Welcome. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I have the pleasure of chatting with Jeff Schreifels, cofounder of the Veritus Group. Also co-author of It’s Not Just About the Money. I’ve reviewed Jeff’s book before, and I’m really excited to have him today speaking with us about how to… [Keep Reading]
Today I’m interviewing Heather Yandow of Third Space Studio in North Carolina about her research, the Individual Donor Benchmark Report. Mazarine Treyz: I’ve read your report and I think it’s fascinating. What would you like to convey today? Heather Yandow: There’s two things that I want people to understand. One is that there is a… [Keep Reading]
Are you wondering how to get more satisfaction from your job? Last month, we had 550 people attend the very first virtual fundraising career conference. It was a smash hit, and one of our presenters, Kishshana Palmer, talked about how to use your strengths in the workplace. I decided to delve deeper, since I’d already… [Keep Reading]
MT: Hey, everybody. This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today we are going to be learning about how small shops can really ramp up their major gifts. Today I have the pleasure of speaking with Heather Svoboda, which is Czech for freedom. And she works at the Cat Adoption Team in Sherwood,… [Keep Reading]
Do you have unrealistic deadlines at work? Are you there past 5pm every day, along with most other people? Do you feel like it’s never going to get done? Is your work a series of crises, one after another? Is it, “how are we going to make payroll?” or “We’re losing two big government grants,… [Keep Reading]
Interview recording here: [raw] [/raw] Transcript below: Mazarine Treyz: Hi Lindsay! Thanks for chatting with me today. Tell me more about what you do at GuideStar. Lindsay Nichols: Thank you so much for having me. I lead the marketing and communications team at GuideStar and my job is help communicate what we do for the… [Keep Reading]
Did you ever make a bucket list? What did it include? “Go Skydiving!” “Swim with the Dolphins!” “Get a PhD!” Notice one common denominator in all of those? Yeah. They cost money. Did Einstein ever have a bucket list? I doubt it. His life was memorable and interesting enough without one. From The Guardian: Are… [Keep Reading]
Fundraising professional, have you ever been fired from a fundraising job?
If you’re a nonprofit leader, have you had some turnover in your fundraising staff lately?
Are you trying to hire a new fundraising person now?
What if… the real common denominator in fundraising staff turnover was not bad hiring practices, but conditions beyond the fundraiser’s control?
Lately, thanks to my friend Christina Attard, I’ve been reading a book called Fry the Monkeys by Alan Kay. In it, I am learning about how to talk about solutions instead of just problems. I think it’s a useful lesson for us as nonprofit leaders and managers, when people come up to us in a… [Keep Reading]