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10 March 2010

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You’re the Entrepreneur Cost-Saving Part Two

If you’re just joining us, last week I went to the RISE AUSTIN conference for entrepreneurs. It’s a free annual conference to help people […]

8 March 2010

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You're the Entrepreneur in your Development office-Part One


Be Able to Motivate
This is the number one thing. If you can do this, you can overcome bandwidth issues, and other organizational issues. It means more than just being nice. It means be able to give some people a reason to try harder for you.

22 February 2010

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The Fundraising Fog of War

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What are you assuming about your donors? About your members and constituents? What are you assuming about the culture of people you are helping, versus the people you ask for support?

18 February 2010

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Cabinet of Curiosities-Crowdsource solutions

So could we use the internet like a giant filing cabinet, but actually filled with useful best practices information, entered by our 1.9 million nonprofits?

17 February 2010

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15 February 2010

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Why market your nonprofit to women?

If you’re not marketing your nonprofit differently to women, you might want to ask yourself why not. How would marketing to women look different from marketing to men, trans people and other genders?

8 February 2010

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How Can You Use SMS/Text Messages to Get Donations?

How can you make your message urgent enough to get people to give via text?
Obviously, the US State Department isn’t going to step in for you, not even if you stamp on the ground really hard and have an “earthquake” at your desk.

23 January 2010

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Fundraising in a downturn: The Power of Leaderless Organizations

In this economic downturn, how are you responding? How quickly are your funders responding? How about your donors?

I just sat down and read the first chapter of “The Starfish and the Spider.” Talk about an inspiring book! You can read it here, too. This book, written in 2007, is relevant today in thinking about four things.

1. File sharing
2. The war in Iraq and Afghanistan
3. Montezuma, Cortez, the Apaches
4. Grassroots movements

22 January 2010

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19 January 2010

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Should you do SEO marketing? An interview with Didit CEO, Kevin Lee

Where is the next frontier for strategic nonprofit marketing? Why should you make time for Search Engine Optimization?

16 January 2010

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How can you make your impact last?

We know what nonprofits are. We know that nonprofits depend on a good vision and service model and fundraising to continue their work. But […]

8 January 2010

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What is a hybrid nonprofit?

“Trust your dreams, find your power, build what you want to build in the world.”

“There is no static truth.” -Priya Haji

8 January 2010

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28 December 2009

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Major Gifts

What is it? Asking someone for money in person. In-Person Asks are usually Major Gift asks. That means a larger sum of money than […]

28 December 2009

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Grantwriting

What is it? Grantwriting is kind of what people think of when they think of development. This is only a small part of what […]

28 December 2009

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10 tips for running an efficient nonprofit

We’d all like to do more with less, especially now. How can you make your nonprofit more efficient? Ask yourself and those around you […]

22 December 2009

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Advanced Fundraising: Managing Others

Managing Others Development is a crucial department for any nonprofit organization. Not only are development staff tasked with getting all money for the organization, […]

17 December 2009

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Will your nonprofit survive?

The really interesting question is: “How much money goes into nonprofit programs that don’t work?”