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2 02, 2016

5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

By |February 2nd, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Decisive Ways to Support Your Nonprofit Board’s Fundraising Efforts

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You want to succeed in your fundraising. One of the best places to begin is with your board. It doesn’t matter what type of board giving policies you have and it’s not important who serves on your board. Every board needs the support and […]

28 01, 2016

How Fear-Based Decision-Making Affects Your Organization

By |January 28th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on How Fear-Based Decision-Making Affects Your Organization

I’ve written about the permeating fear that exists in the nonprofit sector. I think we’re fast approaching a time where this will hurt many organizations more than they can ever imagine. Nonprofits are not the only game in town any more for social impact and change.

If you read my articles, you know a lot of […]

21 01, 2016

5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

By |January 21st, 2016|blog, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on 5 Things to Keep In Mind When Hiring a New Director of Development

hiring directorIn 2013 CompassPoint and the Evelyn and Walter Haas, Jr. Fund produced a report entitled Under Developed: A National Study of Challenges Facing Nonprofit Fundraising. It shook the social sector. It proved what many people suspected. It focused on the exceptionally high turnover of development […]

6 10, 2015

#ContentMarketing For Nonprofits and the Blackbaud Study

By |October 6th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on #ContentMarketing For Nonprofits and the Blackbaud Study

contentmarketingRecently I came across a report from Blackbaud, the Content Marketing Institute and Fusion Spark Media. You can find the study about content marketing in the nonprofit sector here. It’s an excellent presentation and something executive leaders should be reading, not just marketing and fundraising […]

18 08, 2015

Nonprofits And Businesses Are Rocking It With Periscope

By |August 18th, 2015|Development, Marketing, personal|Comments Off on Nonprofits And Businesses Are Rocking It With Periscope

periscopeAt the start of the summer, I wrote what a game-changer Periscope was going to become for nonprofits and businesses. If you want to read what I said then, click here.

Sure enough, I came across several articles about Periscope and how organizations are leveraging it […]

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

38259434_mOne 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 […]

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.

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9 06, 2015

Instagram Gets Into Advertising And What It Can Mean For Your Nonprofit

By |June 9th, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Instagram Gets Into Advertising And What It Can Mean For Your Nonprofit

Last week Instagram, which is owned by Facebook, announced that it was developing its advertising platform. Instagram has over 300 million users. Facebook has reached over 1.44 billion users. Facebook and, now Instagram, are constantly working to improve the user experience and make enhancements to have their users, essentially, never want to leave the social […]

2 06, 2015

Nonprofits Need to Be Established to Close Their Doors Permanently

By |June 2nd, 2015|blog, Development|Comments Off on Nonprofits Need to Be Established to Close Their Doors Permanently

35914188_mRecently, I have been giving speeches and keynote addresses to nonprofit groups in support of my most recent book. I’ve also been having many discussions and exchanges with individuals inside and outside of the industry. It has provided me with opportunities to debate and discuss the […]

26 05, 2015

Tips to Get Started Using Social Media to Fundraise

By |May 26th, 2015|blog, Marketing|Comments Off on Tips to Get Started Using Social Media to Fundraise

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Last year, Nonprofit Tech for Good reported some of the following statistics:

  • Fifty-five percent of those who engage with nonprofits via social media have been inspired to take further action.
  • The average nonprofit crowdfunding campaign raises $9,237.55.
  • Online giving grew 13.5 percent in 2013.

Social media is here to […]