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3 07, 2018

When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

By |July 3rd, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on When A Donation Goes to Fundraising and Not Programs

Lalmch / Pixabay Some time ago I spoke to a nonprofit executive who had great news. She had been talking to an influential person in the community who asked her a simple question. “If you could do one thing to expand the work you’re doing in the community, what would it be?” Her [...]

26 06, 2018

Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

By |June 26th, 2018|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on Donors Are Giving Less: Here’s What You Can Do

PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay As was reported recently by CBS News, fundraising for 2018 is down. Unfortunately, the new federal tax law that came into effect earlier this year was expected to depress giving to charity, and sure enough, that seems to be the way it is playing out so far in the year. [...]

1 06, 2017

Hustle and Catch the Fundraising Fever

By |June 1st, 2017|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Hustle and Catch the Fundraising Fever

Not too long ago, I sent an internal message to my team. As the header, I wrote, "Sales, Sales, Sales – Key to Success: Catch the Sales Fever.” "Almost" achieving goals is not good enough. My team knows, we not only want to reach our goals, but we also want to surpass them. Growth leads [...]

23 05, 2017

2 Reasons Nonprofits Fail or Succeed in Raising Money

By |May 23rd, 2017|blog, Development, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 2 Reasons Nonprofits Fail or Succeed in Raising Money

Recently I wrote an article about a report by TopNonprofits and Nonprofit Research Collaborative, which you can read here. In the findings, nonprofits in the U.S. and were experiencing a decline in fundraising revenue in the most recent year reported over the previous year. There was a 5 percent drop in the number of organizations [...]

4 04, 2017

What Makes Nonprofit Fundraising Difficult?

By |April 4th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit 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 [...]

28 02, 2017

The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

By |February 28th, 2017|blog, Nonprofit Leadership, personal|Comments Off on The Easiest Way to Manage Your Matching Gifts

I've been working in the social sector for 13 years, and I've spoken to plenty of school and nonprofit executives and directors of development. There's one overlooked area of fundraising, and that's matching gifts. According to Double the Donation, here’s what’s happening: Many corporations match gifts from their employees up to $10,000; Nonprofits earn between [...]

27 12, 2016

7 Social Media Tips to Help You Kick-Start Your Fundraising for 2017

By |December 27th, 2016|blog, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on 7 Social Media Tips to Help You Kick-Start Your Fundraising for 2017

I happen to work with thousands of schools, churches, missions and nonprofits every day and one of the things I keep getting asked about most is how to master social media. Some Facts About Social Media According to Global Web Index[1], here are some key facts about social media, you should be aware of since [...]

13 12, 2016

A Volunteer Helps a Family Raise Money for an Adoption

By |December 13th, 2016|blog, Development, personal|Comments Off on A Volunteer Helps a Family Raise Money for an Adoption

We all need a little help at times. And, when people or organizations are looking to raise awareness and money for their good cause, it’s an opportunity for people to become volunteers and supporters of a greater narrative. That’s what happened to one super volunteer by the name of Jennifer “Jen” Klinger got involved in [...]

22 11, 2016

A Conversation With a Nonprofit Fundraiser – Part 2

By |November 22nd, 2016|blog, Development, Nonprofit 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 [...]

20 10, 2016

Your Nonprofit Should Be Thinking About Sports Sponsorships

By |October 20th, 2016|blog, Development, news, Nonprofit Leadership|Comments Off on Your Nonprofit Should Be Thinking About Sports Sponsorships

Sports sponsorship does not have to be only for the largest nonprofits. If you have a small or medium sized organization, you too may want to consider developing a sports sponsorship program. Your sponsorship program can include local businesses and large multi-national corporations. With a little ingenuity, you may be able to create a new [...]