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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 [...]

29 09, 2015

5 Brilliant Ideas for #GivingTuesday Success

By |September 29th, 2015|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on 5 Brilliant Ideas for #GivingTuesday Success

#GivingTuesday is on December 1st. For those of you who may not have yet caught on, #GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving back. Each year, it’s become increasingly popular. In 2014, the money raised increased by more than 62 percent to over $45 million. It’s expected that this year will be just as successful, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

28 04, 2015

Is There Disruption In The Philanthropic Sector?

By |April 28th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Is There Disruption In The Philanthropic Sector?

Recently, I wrote an article about what the terms “disruption” and “innovation” mean. The next logical question is whether or not there is disruption happening in the philanthropic sector. We know there is always innovation in the industry, but what about disruption? For those of you who do not know the story, I became heavily [...]