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20 10, 2015

The 5 P’s of Marketing Your Social Sector Organization

By |October 20th, 2015|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The 5 P’s of Marketing Your Social Sector Organization

If you want to succeed with your social sector organization, that means you have to dominate. Countless nonprofits and social enterprise organizations are just getting by. Forget about operating with budgets of $1 million. A great deal of nonprofits run with budgets of only $75,000. In this time of great change, there is an absolute [...]

13 10, 2015

One-Third of the Public Does Not Trust Charities

By |October 13th, 2015|blog, development, news|Comments Off on One-Third of the Public Does Not Trust Charities

I recently read an article from The Chronicle of Philanthropy about how one-third of people do not have confidence in charities. Click here to read the piece. This was the first measurement of its kind since 2008. What was interesting is that one-third of the general public believed, “…charities do a ‘not good’ or ‘not [...]

15 09, 2015

Boost Your Annual Fundraising Revenue With These Tips

By |September 15th, 2015|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Boost Your Annual Fundraising Revenue With These Tips

If you’re a nonprofit fundraiser, you’ve started thinking about your year-end appeal. You want to make it compelling, of course. You want to have the best images that capture your work. You also want to accompany this photography with written copy that will move to give to your organization. Many nonprofits rise and fall with [...]

8 09, 2015

How to Kick-start Your Year-End Giving

By |September 8th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on How to Kick-start Your Year-End Giving

This is the time look at your nonprofit year-end giving, if you’re not already doing so. During the last quarter of the calendar year, many nonprofits make a significant part of their fundraising revenue. You want prepare your campaigns and fundraising and marketing plans. Some strategies to keep in mind that will help you enhance [...]

13 08, 2015

A Discussion of the Past, Present and Future of the Nonprofit Sector – Part 2

By |August 13th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on A Discussion of the Past, Present and Future of the Nonprofit Sector – Part 2

On Tuesday, I published the first part of my discussion with Leigh who has been in the nonprofit sector for decades as an executive and philanthropist. You can find the first part of the series here where she speaks to how the sector has evolved, in her experience, since she started working in it in the [...]

18 06, 2015

Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

By |June 18th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Elements to Preparing for a Major Gift Ask

One of the questions I hear from smaller organizations that are just beginning working with major donors is “When is someone ready to give a gift?” My reply, “It depends." Assuming you are doing your donor research, there are some guidelines you can use to assess the best time to make “the ask." Gift proposal [...]

16 06, 2015

Yes, You Can Establish A Major Gift Program: If You Do This

By |June 16th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Yes, You Can Establish A Major Gift Program: If You Do This

Due to cuts in government funding, many nonprofits and social enterprises need to develop other ways to raise money. Developing and creating a major gift program is an excellent strategy that can yield results to help ensure organizational sustainability. Leadership Determine who within the organization will be key leadership involved in developing a major gift [...]

10 03, 2015

What Do Today’s Donors Want To See?

By |March 10th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on What Do Today’s Donors Want To See?

Business as usual is finished. Have you noticed? Donors today are demanding and looking for more from nonprofits. Millennials are not interested in being associated with their fathers’ charities. Today’s more sophisticated donors are also expecting more from organizations. No one is looking to donate money and then not hear again until the same time [...]