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19 07, 2016

Pokémon Go Is Your Tool for 21st Century Fundraising

By |July 19th, 2016|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Pokémon Go Is Your Tool for 21st Century Fundraising

Pokémon Go is taking the world by storm and it’s a great opportunity for YOUR fundraising success. I’m always speaking about how the new world is here in fundraising. If you think that the way nonprofits were fundraising yesterday is the way to do it today, you’re only half right. Sure, a major gift or [...]

12 05, 2016

Sneakers4Funds: A New Way for YOUR School to Raise Money

By |May 12th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Sneakers4Funds: A New Way for YOUR School to Raise Money

“We make a living by what we get…but we make a life by what we give.” Winston Churchill Recently I published my latest book, which is geared to schools, school groups, and youth sports groups. If you’re reading this and are a parent, teacher or school administrator, you can download a free digital copy by [...]

21 04, 2016

How To Run An Effective Fundraising Campaign

By |April 21st, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on How To Run An Effective Fundraising Campaign

fundraising One of the most important things any nonprofit needs is to raise money to support their programs. I always speak about having a big vision and, when possible, growing to scale. It always takes money to make these things happen. What’s great about fundraising in today’s world is that you don’t only [...]

24 03, 2016

5 Necessary Ways of Thinking to Help You Partner with Philanthrocapitalists

By |March 24th, 2016|blog, Business, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Necessary Ways of Thinking to Help You Partner with Philanthrocapitalists

I’m sure you’ve read about philanthrocapitalism. If you’re in the social sector and have not been keeping up with this relatively new term, you need to familiarize yourself with it. The lines that existed between the for-profit and non-profit sectors are blurring. Capitalists are increasingly seeking outcomes in philanthropy based on market-based solutions. This, in [...]

10 03, 2016

Gone Are The Days Of Timid Charity- It’s Time To Dominate

By |March 10th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Gone Are The Days Of Timid Charity- It’s Time To Dominate

Recently I published my latest book in the Not Your Father’s Charity book series. This time the topic was fundraising. Click here for a free digital download. I’ve received some comments on the title because of the word “DOMINATE.” I think most people, especially fundraisers, appreciate the use of the word. I wrote an article [...]

8 03, 2016

Three Top Tips To Engaging Your Board

By |March 8th, 2016|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Three Top Tips To Engaging Your Board

Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by Christina Cullen, IFC Group Do your Board members get behind your charity’s fundraising campaigns? Are they aware of what’s going on? Are they even interested? Buy-in from the Board can really help drive a fundraising campaign to success. So how can we ensure that buy-in in [...]

25 02, 2016

Facebook’s New Nonprofit Website Should Be A Stop For You

By |February 25th, 2016|blog, Marketing, news|Comments Off on Facebook’s New Nonprofit Website Should Be A Stop For You

This month, Facebook launched its new website for nonprofits. If you haven’t seen it yet, click here. Granted, Facebook should have done this years ago, but better late than never. It has received mixed reviews, but I think it’s worth your time to check out. There are approximately 1.5 million nonprofits in the United States [...]

16 02, 2016

5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

By |February 16th, 2016|blog, Development, Marketing|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

 Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by Dolma Beresford, IFC Group Have you ever considered crowdfunding as a viable fundraising activity for your organisation, but didn’t know where to start? Here are five top tips to getting started. Start With Your Own Network To make a crowdfunding project successful [...]

2 02, 2016

5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

By |February 2nd, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

You want to succeed in your fundraising. One of the best places to begin is with your board. It doesn’t matter what type of board giving policies you have and it’s not important who serves on your board. Every board needs the support and motivation to raise money for their organization. All boards have a [...]

21 01, 2016

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

By |January 21st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

In 2013 CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund produced a report entitled Under Developed: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. It shook the social sector. It proved what many people suspected. It focused on the exceptionally high turnover of development professionals. It also explained the contributing reasons for this situation. [...]