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5 06, 2018

How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

By |June 5th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How to Get General Donors to Support Your Nonprofit

HeatherPaque / Pixabay Fidelity Charitable published a report, which had some notable findings for nonprofit executives. Some of the results included the following: Two-thirds of donors want to increase their giving to philanthropy. 95 percent of philanthropic supporters would increase their giving under what they consider to be the "right circumstances." What’s keeping [...]

27 03, 2018

Are You Missing Out on Facebook’s Charitable Giving Tools?

By |March 27th, 2018|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Are You Missing Out on Facebook’s Charitable Giving Tools?

geralt / Pixabay Recently, I came across an interview with David Fischer from Facebook about purpose-driven marketing. Social good is no longer a topic for discussions by some thought-leading companies. Businesses understand that getting involved in making a social impact makes a difference not only in the communities they serve but also to [...]

26 12, 2017

How to Maintain the Spirit of Giving Each Day of the Year

By |December 26th, 2017|blog, personal, Personal Inspiration|Comments Off on How to Maintain the Spirit of Giving Each Day of the Year

geralt / Pixabay There's nothing like the holiday time to be reminded that we're all more alike than we are different. As the year begins to draw to a close, I've been coming by stories that help me maintain my faith in humanity, and I'd like to share one particular one with you [...]

19 12, 2017

Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 1

By |December 19th, 2017|blog, Development|Comments Off on Nonprofits You Can Support This Holiday Season, Part 1

monicore / Pixabay I hope in the midst of your holiday shopping, you'll find the time to donate or somehow support your favorite cause. There's no better time than the holiday season to think about the people across our great country, or even around the world, who are in need of additional support [...]

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?

A 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 I would like to share it with you [...]

27 06, 2017

Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

By |June 27th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on Facts About Charitable Giving for 2017 and Why You Need to Care

The annual report by Giving USA is out for 2017, and you can obtain it here. Every year, the nonprofit sector waits for this important report. Here are some of the key findings based on reporting from the Chronicle of Philanthropy: 2016 was the third year of growth in fundraising. Fundraising grew by 1.4 percent [...]

13 06, 2017

The Greatest Ongoing Nonprofit and Donor Debate

By |June 13th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Greatest Ongoing Nonprofit and Donor Debate

Recently, I've started to see renewed push-back from donors about their gifts to charity. If you participate in nonprofit groups, I've heard some exasperated nonprofit executives and fundraisers speaking about donors demanding to know how much of their donations are going directly to programs. This debate and discussions have been going on for a long [...]

2 05, 2017

Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

By |May 2nd, 2017|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on Nonprofits Are Not Meeting Their Fundraising Goals

“Take all these results together, and we are seeing the first slow-down in the rate of growth in charitable giving since the Recession of 2008 and 2009.” - Jason Lee, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals  Should nonprofit executive directors, board members, and fundraisers be worried about the results of the latest [...]

31 01, 2017

Be Aware of Gifts to Your Organization Through the PayPal Giving Fund

By |January 31st, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Be Aware of Gifts to Your Organization Through the PayPal Giving Fund

Recently I saw a nonprofit post on social media how they had never been alerted about a gift made through the PayPal Giving Fund. It turns out that a volunteer had made a "sizable gift" to the organization through the fund; however, the nonprofit stated they were not alerted by PayPal. When the charity reached [...]

20 12, 2016

Philanthropy Is Only for Billionaires

By |December 20th, 2016|blog, Development, Nonprofit 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 [...]