Andy Robinson, author of Selling Social Change, and Training Your Board, and Everyone Else to Fundraise, was kind enough to let me interview him about the new funding environment-and he had a surprising perspective! Give 22 minutes of your time and listen to Andy Robinson’s 30 years of experience on these current funding threats to… [Keep Reading]
Here’s a message from Captain Obvious! Feminism is good for everyone! Real equity and Diversity is good for everyone. Who agrees with me? Let’s see. Nonprofit Pro. Sofii. The Agitator. Vanessa Chase of The Storytelling Nonprofit started the Fundraising is Female issue hashtag, and here are the issues we see as female fundraisers. Why… [Keep Reading]
Just joining us? Learn how much money should you have pledged before you go live with your capital campaign? Learn the 4 steps for pre-campaign planning, the 5 steps of a capital campaign, and why you can’t just get 1,000 $1K gifts. Learn the answers in the first 2 parts of this interview. If you… [Keep Reading]
[raw] [/raw] Mazarine Treyz: This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising. Today I have the honor and privilege of introducing to you and interviewing Linda Lysakowski, the author of a great many books on fundraising, she’s the Stephen King of Fundraising and she is going to be speaking at our Virtual Fundraising Career Conference… [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]
Maybe we’re mercenaries. Maybe we’re interlopers in the “pure” world of program services. Maybe we’re a salesperson, to be treated with disdain. Or maybe we’re a mysterious money bag, to be treated with awe and a little fear. I’ve seen all of these responses and more, when I go in to work at nonprofits.
We often make more than program staff. And of course, they feel resentful about that.
We, in turn, feel resentful if senior leadership do not fundraise enough, and we are not being paid to raise all or most of the money.
“Have you put your name on a legacy donor wall somewhere yet?”
As I like to joke, my current net worth at present is about equal to my zero-dollar cell phone! The beauty of it is that as a couple in our early 30s with a young child and a big mortgage, we were able to create three, six-figure legacy gifts for our favorite charities! (Long time frame? Yes. But there is value here for the long-term.) So really, if you’re still waiting, your excuse had better be a good one!
RE:Philanthropy wrote this review of Dan Pallotta’s talk to the council on philanthropy, and I just want to shout, “FRABJOUS DAY!” So tell me, as a fundraiser, would you like a higher salary? Would you like grants to fund your salary so that you can keep this nonprofit afloat, instead of your org looking at… [Keep Reading]
I mean, come on! We have tech for-profits starting up every day, and no one says to them, “There are too many tech startups! Cut it out already, there’s not enough need!”