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18 04, 2017

How to Choose the Right Social Media for Your Nonprofit

By |April 18th, 2017|blog, branding, news|Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Social Media for Your Nonprofit

Last month my social enterprise posted an article about choosing the right social media network for your nonprofit organization. The response from organizations was great, and it made me realize that I should include it in a piece for those of you who are kind enough to follow my blog. Social Media is the Great [...]

13 04, 2017

4 Challenges Facing Nonprofits In 2017 And How To Overcome Them

By |April 13th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on 4 Challenges Facing Nonprofits In 2017 And How To Overcome Them

Guest Post by Jeremy Silverstein, Vice President of Operations and Vehicle Dispatching, Goodwill Car Donations. Silverstein has handled tens of thousands of donated vehicles, becoming quite an expert in the industry in the past five years he’s been with the organization.  The landscape for nonprofits changed a lot in 2016, not only due to the [...]

4 04, 2017

What Makes Nonprofit Fundraising Difficult?

By |April 4th, 2017|blog, leadership, personal|Comments Off on What Makes Nonprofit Fundraising Difficult?

2015 was a great year for fundraising. Over $373.25 billion was given to charity. And, 25 percent of the U.S. population volunteered for charitable work from September 2014 to September 2015. So, why is it that a lot of nonprofits, schools, churches and others have it so hard in raising money for their groups? Ask [...]

21 03, 2017

3 of the All-Time Best Ways to Identify Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

By |March 21st, 2017|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on 3 of the All-Time Best Ways to Identify Major Donors for Your Small Nonprofit

In 2015, Bloomerang reported findings you can review by clicking here, that fewer than 20 percent of nonprofits had someone actively working major donors. I realize that many organizations simply don't have the staff to hire fundraisers dedicated to cultivating and soliciting major donors. However, every nonprofit—large or small—should be in the business of getting [...]

26 01, 2017

A Fundraiser Gets Fired for Seeking to Raise A Million Dollars

By |January 26th, 2017|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on A Fundraiser Gets Fired for Seeking to Raise A Million Dollars

Have you ever heard of a fundraiser fired who was just about to secure a gift for $1 million? That’s what happened to a professional I’ll call Tom. Houston, we have a problem A few weeks ago, I was reminded of Tom's story when someone called me in a similar situation. Tom didn't last six [...]

24 01, 2017

The Value of Email Marketing and Why You Shouldn’t Discount It

By |January 24th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on The Value of Email Marketing and Why You Shouldn’t Discount It

We know that the majority of nonprofits have limited resources. Social media tools are great resources, but one of the ones you may be missing is email. I know. Email’s been around for a long time. It’s much cooler to engage with you donors and prospects on Snapchat or Facebook, but you can’t minimize email [...]

17 01, 2017

Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy is Beginning to Take Root

By |January 17th, 2017|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy is Beginning to Take Root

Finally, it seems that the insanity around the “nonprofit starvation cycle” is coming to an end. For those of you who may be new to the world of philanthropy, the nonprofit starvation cycle happens when donors have unrealistic—and absurd—expectations regarding the costs of running an organization. For a long time, donors have been restricting their [...]

22 11, 2016

A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 2

By |November 22nd, 2016|blog, development, leadership|Comments Off on A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 2

Last week I published the first part of my conversation with Neil, a strategist and fundraiser, which you can find by clicking here. This week I’d like to continue our discussion as the talk shifted to nonprofit leadership, management and donors. You’ve spoken a lot about the changes and investments nonprofits need to make. Do [...]

3 11, 2016

Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

By |November 3rd, 2016|blog, development, personal|Comments Off on Anyone Can Be a Philanthropist on #GivingTuesday

The biggest global fundraising day of the year is fast approaching. #GivingTuesday is the dedicated fundraising day for the world. There are a number of ways that practically anyone can get involved making a difference. The core driver for this day is social media. On #GivingTuesday, everyone is encouraged to demonstrate via social media how [...]

25 10, 2016

Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

By |October 25th, 2016|blog, leadership, news|Comments Off on Smart Tips to Help You Master Facebook

For the time being Facebook is the 1000-pound gorilla in social media. There are 7.1 billion in the world and over 1.7 billion people are on Facebook. By far, Facebook has the largest market share of any social media platform. Although Mark Zuckerberg describes his company as a tech company, many are now arguing it’s [...]