Do you ever think, “I could do so much more if I only had one person dedicated to…”
Ask yourself these questions:
Where are you strong in your fundraising program, and where would you like to grow?
It’s as if there were a wall. And on one side of the wall is this belief that not-for-profits and government exist for public service, and that they’re fundamentally altruistic, that they have a deeper purpose, and they’re doing good in the world, and they have pure motives. On the other side of the wall are corporations. And they’re just selfish and greedy. They have no purpose other than to make money.
What is it? An appeal letter is a letter you send to donors to ask for money. When to do it: Quarterly or yearly […]
What is it? Lean Development is the practice of applying corporate waste-elimination strategies to the nonprofit development processes. When to do it: Every day, […]
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 […]
What is it? Grantwriting is kind of what people think of when they think of development. This is only a small part of what […]
What Is It? A special event helps get the word out about your organization, identify new potential donors, and ask them for money, all […]
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 […]
Managing Others Development is a crucial department for any nonprofit organization. Not only are development staff tasked with getting all money for the organization, […]
With the climate talks in Copenhagen happening this week, and the police brutality against the protesters, it leads me to think about conflict and […]
What can make you a more productive fundraising rockstar? 1. Start your day without email. Look at your to-do list for the day, and […]
Fundraising is the act of building relationships to help the cause you care about. This can include writing letters and newsletters, throwing parties, visiting […]