All of us should constantly provide acts of kindness and share the concept of pay it forward with others.
F. Duke Haddad
Fundraising volunteers are a great resource for nonprofits to create brand awareness and fundraise on the organization’s behalf.
Many attendees and graduates stay in touch with their school for many years after they leave campus, while others do not care to stay in touch. What would stimulate you to engage with your alma mater? Do they have to reach out to you, or can you reach out to them?
Board members for any nonprofit represent a team dedicated to advancing a nonprofit through the acquisition of time, talent and treasure. Every nonprofit board member before agreeing to serve on a board must agree to their role in the fundraising process.
While universal “cost-to-raise-a-dollar” metrics can be debated, one thing that cannot be debated is how funds are used by nonprofits to benefit the communities they serve. What are the actual outcomes? Did the nonprofit improve lives through a variety of verifiable factors?
Philanthropy comes in many shapes and sizes. I applaud the Girl Scouts for having a revenue model that has been sustained for more than 100 years. You always want to remember a charity immediately for something that is top of mind. If you think of Girl Scouts, it is always Girl Scout Cookies.
Anyone who decides to devote their career to the nonprofit profession will experience turnover. With that scenario in mind, you better be prepared to interview candidates. These individuals come in all shapes, sizes and backgrounds.
How many of us sit down each day at work to a cup of coffee and review endless lists of potential prospect names? These names could be potential fundraising prospects — or not. You gather prospect information from a variety of sources and get very excited about their potential.
If you have ever played baseball, you would be familiar with the term “cycle.” The cycle is hitting for a single, double, triple and home run. These hits allow the hitter to end up at first base, second base, third base or home plate, respectively.
How is your summer going? Some of us are now taking a large amount of time off and enjoying life. For others, it continues to be the same old grind but a bit more frustrating. It is harder to secure private meetings or group meetings. Everyone is coming or going, and it is hard to settle down.
I have always preached the importance of learning theory and applying it in practice. The first day in my first development position at the University of Louisville, I felt I had neither theory nor practice influencing me.
One of the many activities that I have been asked to perform over the years is board training. Whether it is a governing board or advisory board, every nonprofit board needs structure and guidelines to follow. Recently, I was asked for board advice by a new CEO of a nonprofit.
Individual income tax deduction for charitable giving provides a substantial incentive to give by reducing the economic cost of donating. In 2018, charitable giving by individuals was estimated to reach $299 billion at an annual revenue loss of around $44 billion...
I always believe in studying the past and present of a subject to obtain objective theories and practices. By this application of study, one is better prepared to interpret subject matter. In addition to the past and present, it is also important to examine the possible future of a subject...
What is your nonprofit career story? It seems that every week someone contacts me through various vehicles and asks for a career advice meeting. I enjoy helping others and always seek to answer their questions...