You cannot take any donor for granted, and the cultivation process, with an emphasis on donor retention, should continue year-round.
Duke Haddad, Ed.D.
As we turn to the new year, Funraise proposes its top 2023 nonprofit fundraising trends. These include digital wallets, greater use of cryptocurrency donations, leveraging LinkedIn to a greater degree than ever before, ecommercification of donations, increased focus on hybrid- in-person- and virtual-dedicated events, enhanced giving experiences, and more.
I tried years ago to instruct my children the importance of giving and charity for others. My parents taught me that it was better to give than receive. I love to give and see the look on someone’s face when they receive a gift, especially those who deeply appreciate the act of giving.
The top recruiting challenges for 2022 into 2023 is the shortage of talent. Hiring must be done in a creative fashion. Organizations need to target passive candidates, create a talent pool, look at culture fits for potential hires, and evaluate recruitment costs and recruitment practices.
If you are interested in flying solo in a consulting career path, you need to understand how you can help nonprofit organizations. Consultants’ experience in the nonprofit sector can assist nonprofits in many areas such as managing capital campaigns, doing prospect research, developing donor relationship plans, conducting feasibility studies, and grant writing.
The nonprofit profession and its world continue to change. Internal and external forces continue to cause dynamic shifts in the way we process and implement strategies for success. Most recently, I participated in a symposium that was successful. You should consider sponsoring a symposium for a variety of reasons.
Fundraising professionals have an extremely hard job. They must generate greater amounts of dollars in good and tough times. It is not easy to obtain a sizable gift from a prospect in a time of prosperity, must less in a time of perceived recession.
The nonprofit sector sucks at vacationing plus resting on vacation. Nonprofit employees come to work exhausted, but need to do a better job of taking care of themselves. When employees are not at their best, their performance suffers.
From a professional career standpoint, there are two ways you can look at AFP. The front- and back-end professionals might tend to look at AFP differently, but with the same degree of importance.
In the past year, I have interfaced with nonprofits in a variety of ways. One central theme that continued to occur is the major issue of having the quantity and quality of nonprofit workers an organization needs.
Volunteers are a tremendous resource for charitable nonprofits. Without volunteers, nonprofits would struggle to provide programs, community services and more. Volunteerism in the United States peaked between 2003 and 2005, when approximately 29% of all Americans reported their volunteerism.
Priorities shift so keeping things in perspective is critical. Can you prioritize your work effectively?
We all heard about the recent passing of Queen Elizabeth II, the longest reigning monarch in British history. She devoted her life in service to her people.
An institution’s alumni are a reflection of its past, a representation of its present, and a link to its future. An alumni reunion is a memorable event where attendees can reminisce about the good old days with former classmates. It can also provide tremendous increases in alumni giving to their alma mater.
Employees are an especially important ingredient to a successful organization. Unfortunately, employers overlook valuable applicants because of age. Reasons employers should employ older workers are their experience, both professionally and personally, reliability with a strong work ethic, and cost-effectiveness.