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3 01, 2017

A Common Core Curriculum for Teachers and A Unique Fundraiser for Schools

By |January 3rd, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on A Common Core Curriculum for Teachers and A Unique Fundraiser for Schools

Some years ago I traveled to Haiti in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake. It was there that I met a woman by the name of Silvia. Before the earthquake, Silvia was living a meager existence with her son, David. She was only earning $2 a day, which is considered extreme poverty. After the natural [...]

29 12, 2016

As We Enter into the New Year, Look in the Mirror

By |December 29th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on As We Enter into the New Year, Look in the Mirror

“Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world. For, indeed, that's all who ever have.” – Margaret Mead I can’t believe this is my final post for 2016. It went by so quickly. Doesn’t it always? My post today is brief, short and sweet. As we enter into 2017 in the coming [...]

20 12, 2016

Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

By |December 20th, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

If you’re sitting in your office as the executive director or chief fundraiser of a nonprofit organization, I wonder what you’re thinking of the philanthropic landscape these days? I believe in an assertive posture when it comes to charity and philanthropy. We know that at this point in time, we have all the resources we [...]

15 12, 2016

How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

By |December 15th, 2016|blog, branding, development|Comments Off on How You Can Help Charity This Holiday Season, Part 3

My third article in my holiday series for charities and organizations that you may want to consider supporting this holiday season is focused on animal rescue and wildlife preservation. If you would like to see my first or second articles, please click here and here. Bobbi & the Strays: As the story goes and is [...]

13 12, 2016

A Volunteer Helps a Family Raise Money for an Adoption

By |December 13th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on A Volunteer Helps a Family Raise Money for an Adoption

We all need a little help at times. And, when people or organizations are looking to raise awareness and money for their good cause, it’s an opportunity for people to become volunteers and supporters of a greater narrative. That’s what happened to one super volunteer by the name of Jennifer “Jen” Klinger got involved in [...]

6 12, 2016

You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

By |December 6th, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on You Can Make a Difference and a Profit in 2017

Do you remember the Indian Ocean tsunami? It happened 12 years ago this month. The earthquake was the longest duration quake ever recorded at over 8 minutes. It cost over 250,000 people their lives and caused in excess of $14 billion dollars in damage. An event that happened on the other side of the world [...]

1 12, 2016

How You Can Help Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Part 1

By |December 1st, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on How You Can Help Give to Charity This Holiday Season, Part 1

One of my favorite articles to write is this one. This is the third year I’ve been writing about nonprofits and social good organizations during the holiday season that you may want to look to support. And, as I’ve done in the past, because there are so many worthwhile organizations, I’ll write about charities and [...]

29 11, 2016

3 Ways to Use Instagram for Nonprofit Fundraising

By |November 29th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 3 Ways to Use Instagram for Nonprofit Fundraising

I’ve written a lot about Facebook and social media fundraising. While it’s important to be on the grand-daddy of all social media platforms, there’s a great opportunity for nonprofits in Instagram. Let’s face it, there’s no better way to get your message across than in striking visual images. One picture can convey 1,000 words. Instagram [...]

22 11, 2016

A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 2

By |November 22nd, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 2

Last week I published the first part of my conversation with Neil, a strategist and fundraiser, which you can find by clicking here. This week I’d like to continue our discussion as the talk shifted to nonprofit leadership, management and donors. You’ve spoken a lot about the changes and investments nonprofits need to make. Do [...]

17 11, 2016

3 Critical Questions to Ask When Hiring a Major Gift Officer

By |November 17th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on 3 Critical Questions to Ask When Hiring a Major Gift Officer

If you’re doing things right in your nonprofit fundraising program, it should cost you about $0.10 to raise $1.00 with a major gift program. By comparison, events can cost you as much as $0.30 to $0.40. Savvy nonprofits understand this and that’s why many have a solid major donor program. If you’re looking to hire [...]