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5 12, 2017

10 Reasons Your Nonprofit Should Continue to Send out Letters in the Mail

By |December 5th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|0 Comments

CrafCraf / Pixabay A couple of days ago a member of my team was talking about several fundraising ideas one of our partners was putting together, and one of their efforts included placing letters in the mail. Candidly, I was a bit surprised because so many nonprofits have stopped mailing letters and instead [...]

31 10, 2017

Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

By |October 31st, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Female Mega-Donors Are Changing Nonprofits and Philanthropy

One of the most welcome developments in the evolution of philanthropy are the voices and leadership of women who continue to enter into the boardrooms of nonprofits and serve their communities as leading philanthropists in their own right. The reality is that in 2017, there have been a lot of discussions about women and their [...]

26 10, 2017

Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

By |October 26th, 2017|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Who Is Today’s Nonprofit Donor?

Not too long ago I was on the telephone speaking to a nonprofit CEO. She had called me to catch up and also to tell me that she was looking to do a wealth screening of her donors. She was asking me what I thought about it. I replied that it's always a good idea [...]

2 06, 2016

Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

By |June 2nd, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

I’m not going to put all of my time into developing 100 percent of the people on my team. There you have it. That’s the truth. It may be harsh and cold, but hear me out. I’m all about business. I live and breathe my businesses, even when I’m taking weekend days off or am [...]

16 02, 2016

5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

By |February 16th, 2016|blog, Development, Marketing|Comments Off on 5 Top Tips For Crowdfunding Success

 Not Your Father's Charity is pleased to feature the following guest post by Dolma Beresford, IFC Group Have you ever considered crowdfunding as a viable fundraising activity for your organisation, but didn’t know where to start? Here are five top tips to getting started. Start With Your Own Network To make a crowdfunding project successful [...]

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

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 motivation to raise money for their organization. All boards have a [...]

1 02, 2016

How to Quit Doing a Job You Hate and Move On

By |February 1st, 2016|blog, Development, news|Comments Off on How to Quit Doing a Job You Hate and Move On

The alarm blares. You wake up and are groaning knowing that in a few hours you’ll be spending your day in a dead-end job that you hate. You may even have a boss who makes your life impossible. Your blood pressure is through the roof. Your cholesterol is out of whack. You wrestled with sleep [...]

26 01, 2016

The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

By |January 26th, 2016|blog, Business, news|Comments Off on The One Thing To Do To Make Money And Do Social Good

I keep on saying it. We’re living in fast times. Radical innovation and progress is happening unlike anything we’ve seen before in human history and it’s impacting the philanthropic sector. Major donors are no longer looking at nonprofits as the only game in town. Start-up companies are melding social good with making money. So, let’s [...]

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

In 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 professionals. It also explained the contributing reasons for this situation. [...]

5 01, 2016

5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

By |January 5th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on 5 Nonprofit And Philanthropic Trends for 2016

As you know, there’s been a lot of innovation and disruption happening in recent years, including in the nonprofit world. It’s even more important now that executives stay informed on these trends and ahead of the curve. You always want to position yourself as a leader and not spend time exclusively reacting to things that [...]