Fundraiser Education

How Mobile CRM Helps Your MGOs
June 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

When your major gift officers end their meetings with major donors or prospects, what do you think is the first thing they do? You probably guessed right. Your team member grabs his or her mobile device to check emails and social media. We live in a world that is all about on-demand information...

The Effects of Skepticism on Major Gifts Fundraising
June 26, 2017 at 11:53 am

It used to be that the average charity would have to simply ask and the donor would simply give, with no questions asked. All of that has changed. And this change has not dawned on many nonprofits or major gift fundraisers. This can be a major block to success for a major gift officer...

#NPPTrendingNow: Episode 7
June 23, 2017 at 9:28 am

Our blogging ladies are back again this week with some fantastic fundraising advice. The top trending articles this week were about the benefits of gift range charts, philanthropic myths and stalled monthly donor payments...

A Day in the Life (of a Nonprofit Pro)
June 23, 2017 at 9:12 am

I love the Beatles and heard the song, “A Day in the Life,” the other day. This song, written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, was released in 1967 on the “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely-Hearts Club Band” album. The song title inspired me to write this blog post about a day in my life as a not-for-profit pro...

US Point-of-Sale Fundraising Campaigns Raises $441M in 2016
June 22, 2017 at 12:04 pm

U.S. point-of-sale fundraising campaigns raised over $441 million in 2016—a 4.5 percent increase from 2014. In total, these campaigns have raised over $4.1 billion within the past three decades, according to Engage for Good’s “2017 America’s Charity Checkout Champions” report...

6 Great Summer Reads for Fundraisers
June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Summer is a perfect time to catch up on good books. Not only salacious romance novels and suspenseful mysteries, but also reading that can advance your skills, career and overall perspective. Looking for a management page-turner? A book about a nonprofit pioneer that you just can’t put down?...

How Asking for Less Will Get You More
June 21, 2017 at 11:30 am

Most of us can identify with this experience: Agreeing to help out with a project or an organization, ending up more involved than we intended and vowing to say “no” to future requests. And yet, here I am, year after year, running tickets for Hot Times, Holy Enchilada and the other games of chance. The truth is, I fell prey to a technique we subscribe to at Turnkey to help our clients raise more money for their various missions...

Fundraisers Are Problem-Solvers
June 21, 2017 at 11:16 am

As development professionals, the level of service and excellence in which your organization delivers its mission impacts us directly. We must be ever-vigilant in observing and being proactive in solving situations...

4 Philanthropy Myths That Need Busting
June 19, 2017 at 11:10 am

As development professionals, we come across many misconceptions about our profession and the nonprofit sector that dilute the power of philanthropy. By casting fundraisers in a negative light, myths prevent giving and deter qualified people from joining our industry as professional fundraisers...