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5 01, 2016

5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

By |January 5th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

As you know, there’s been a lot of innovation and disruption happening in recent years, including in the nonprofit world. It’s even more important now that executives stay informed on these trends and ahead of the curve. You always want to position yourself as a leader and not spend time exclusively reacting to things that [...]

22 12, 2015

Start-Up Social Organizations Should Look at Tech Companies for How to Raise Money

By |December 22nd, 2015|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Start-Up Social Organizations Should Look at Tech Companies for How to Raise Money

Technology companies know how to raise money. Start-up nonprofits and social enterprise businesses should take their example as potential way to fundraise. If you know anything about the tech industry, you know they’re great at raising investment capital. So, my question to you is, do you have to only rely on the old methods and [...]

3 12, 2015

Forget About Diversifying Your Income Stream, But Be Careful!

By |December 3rd, 2015|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Forget About Diversifying Your Income Stream, But Be Careful!

In the old nonprofit days, there was a lot of talk about income diversification. Many paid tribute to it. The reasoning is sound. By not allowing any revenue stream to account for more than approximately 20% of your income, you helped ensure budgetary safety. I’m here to tell you that it still makes sense. But [...]

17 11, 2015

Want Corporate Money? You Better Know What You’re Doing!

By |November 17th, 2015|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Want Corporate Money? You Better Know What You’re Doing!

Corporate giving accounts for approximately 10 percent of all philanthropic revenue in the United States. However, there’s great change happening and nonprofits better get with the program. Not too long ago, I spoke with a group of directors and managers of development. Not surprisingly, many were young. However, I realized as we spoke about corporations [...]

3 11, 2015

5 Ways You Can Become a Master at Major Gift Fundraising

By |November 3rd, 2015|blog, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 5 Ways You Can Become a Master at Major Gift Fundraising

I’ve been working in the social sector for a long time. I’ve had the experience of taking a nonprofit from zero to over $74 million in less than five years. In my current social enterprise, my team and I work with thousands of organizations on shoe drive fundraising. As a business and social sector executive, [...]

25 08, 2015

Hit The Goal On Your Next Team Fundraising Event

By |August 25th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Hit The Goal On Your Next Team Fundraising Event

So, you’ve set the date for your next walk, run or team event. How can you help to ensure that it's a fundraising success? Realistic Goals I’m a big believer in stretch goals and pushing hard to do better than you did last year. But, you need to be able to set goals you can [...]

2 07, 2015

Starting A Capital Campaign? Here’s What You Need To Know

By |July 2nd, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Starting A Capital Campaign? Here’s What You Need To Know

The economy has improved and nonprofits and social enterprise organizations, particularly ones that were being especially cautious with their funds, have once again started to look at investment and capacity building. A very good way to accomplish these goals is with a capital campaign. When a charity is considering embarking on a campaign, it needs [...]

11 06, 2015

Fundraising Success: Here Are Some Quick Tips You Can Do Now!

By |June 11th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Fundraising Success: Here Are Some Quick Tips You Can Do Now!

Excellent programs and fundraising are both integral parts of a successful nonprofit or social enterprise. In this article, I’ll leave you to your programs; however, if you’re looking for some quick ideas about how to improve your overall fundraising, here are some fast things to implement. Donate Button Many nonprofits, I recently read do not [...]

5 05, 2015

The Value of Crowdfunding for Social Organizations

By |May 5th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on The Value of Crowdfunding for Social Organizations

Innovation and creativity are essential for social enterprise and nonprofit. Crowdfunding is an opportunity that provides socially focused organizations with a fun way to create a new revenue stream for a specific program or initiative. Crowdfunding involves raising revenue for a project from a large number of individuals, typically via the Internet. According to MobileCause, [...]

16 04, 2015

Include A Mud Run In Your Team Event Calendar

By |April 16th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Include A Mud Run In Your Team Event Calendar

I received a nonprofit fundraising email the other day. As most of us quickly do, I scanned it and noticed they were promoting a mud run. I love innovative and creative ways to fundraise and I think those organizations that are focused on peer-to-peer fundraising and team events should consider a mud run as well. [...]