development

/Tag:development
­
2 06, 2016

Putting Your Management Attention on 66.66 Percent of the People

By |June 2nd, 2016|blog, development, 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, branding, development|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, branding, 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, branding, 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, branding, 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 [...]

4 01, 2016

Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

By |January 4th, 2016|blog, development, news|Comments Off on Make This New Year Different, Don’t Make A Resolution

Here we are in the first week of a brand new year. For most people it’s typically a good week. You still feel the turkey and ham hangover from the holidays. You’re enjoying the new toys you and your children received as gifts. You’re also basking in the glow of new opportunity. You say to [...]

7 05, 2015

The Tyrant Maintains The Status Quo

By |May 7th, 2015|blog, leadership|Comments Off on The Tyrant Maintains The Status Quo

A few weeks ago I received a letter from an exasperated fundraiser who had been on the job at a large nonprofit for less than six months and was unceremoniously fired. He was about to secure a gift for $1 million and yet he was fired. Why? I called this fundraiser who was looking for [...]

24 03, 2015

Crowdfunding: How Your Nonprofit Can Get Started

By |March 24th, 2015|blog, development|Comments Off on Crowdfunding: How Your Nonprofit Can Get Started

  As I noted recently in a recent article about social media, Nonprofit Tech for Good reported last year that nonprofits that use crowdfunding raise $9,237 per campaign. That’s a very good amount of money coming from social media platforms. If your organization is interested in getting into the crowdfunding space to raise money, here [...]