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31 07, 2018

Is the Tide Changing of Nonprofits Selling-Out to Donors?

By |July 31st, 2018|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Is the Tide Changing of Nonprofits Selling-Out to Donors?

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A few days ago, my researcher was discussing with a global nonprofit their fundraising efforts, and she was informed that the organization does not accept gifts that could compromise its integrity or place the charity in an awkward position, which is a good […]

24 07, 2018

The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

By |July 24th, 2018|Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Single Reason I Got a $20.3 Million Grant for My Nonprofit Startup

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Although the summer months are a usually a quiet month, and I’ve had the opportunity to enjoy a fantastic vacation in Hawaii, I’ve still been busy at work. I’m in the process of writing two essential pieces of content. One is a book […]

10 07, 2018

5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

By |July 10th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on 5 Easy Fundraising Ideas for Small Nonprofits

Today I want to give a shout-out to Nonprofit Pro.

If you’re a nonprofit leader or fundraiser, this is a source you should be taking time to read each week. In 2018, they experienced growth in readership of 18 percent to over 71,000 readers because they provide […]

3 07, 2018

When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

By |July 3rd, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

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Some time ago I spoke to a nonprofit executive who had great news. She had been talking to an influential person in the community who asked her a simple question.

“If you could do one thing to expand the work you’re doing in the […]

21 11, 2017

A Thanksgiving Message and Support for Our Men and Women in the Military

By |November 21st, 2017|blog, personal|Comments Off on A Thanksgiving Message and Support for Our Men and Women in the Military

As I sit down to write my annual Thanksgiving message, I’m grateful for all of the people in my life. First and foremost, this includes my family, three grandchildren, friends and everyone who works on my team. I’m fortunate to be surrounded by the people I have […]

19 09, 2017

How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

By |September 19th, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on How Would You Thank A Donor Who Gave You $1 Million?

giveA few weeks ago I was on a telephone call with my team and a strategic partner, and we were talking about the changes that are happening (and need to occur) in philanthropy. I brought up a story that happened to a friend of mine, “Jaxson,” and […]

28 02, 2017

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

By |February 28th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

matching giftsI’ve been working in the social sector for 13 years, and I’ve spoken to plenty of school and nonprofit executives and directors of development. There’s one overlooked area of fundraising, and that’s matching gifts.

According to Double the Donation, here’s what’s happening:

  • Many corporations match gifts […]
8 09, 2016

How to Write E-Mail Copy that Converts for Your Nonprofit

By |September 8th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on How to Write E-Mail Copy that Converts for Your Nonprofit

Email donation conversions are important for nonprofits. There’s immediacy in email and you can personalize it in ways that’s much tougher to do on social media. M&R’ 2016 Benchmark Study is fascinating with regard to what it reveals about email in the nonprofit sector.

  • Open, click-through and response rates were all down in 2015 […]