During these turbulent times, a nonprofit board chair can be a beacon of light, providing much needed steady leadership.
Fundraising really is all about relationships — genuine relationships that you build with donors on behalf of those you serve.
We find that the most successful nonprofits understand the value of strategically securing additional insight.
Your nonprofit board is vital to the success of your organization. If you struggle to meet budget, your board is not truly engaged.
There is a lot of conversation about campaign planning studies. One reason is that, unfortunately, too many are conducted improperly.
If a substantial portion of a nonprofit’s income comes from philanthropy, it is essential that the board is engaged in fundraising.
Giving increased by 1.6% in 2018, with philanthropic gains being driven exclusively by donors who gave $1,000 or more.
We have been doing a lot of listening. Listening about what I feel is the most important role for a nonprofit: the board chair.
Don’t forget to carpe quartam! Seize every quarter of the year – especially this one, when most charitable gifts are made.
When I opened the email, I cringed. It was from one of my alma maters, but I still wanted to throw the fundraising penalty flag.
The granting processes can seem daunting. It can be a wasted effort or a program that yields great results. Like with other fundraising, be sure to do your research, have the right approach, establish relationships, follow guidelines, communicate clearly and follow up as appropriate.
A seismic transfer of wealth is on the horizon. Research firm Cerulli Associates estimates that $68 trillion will transition to heirs and nonprofits over the next 25 years. This presents an incredible opportunity for nonprofits to partner with donors who want to leave a legacy through the missions, visions, values and programs.
Quality data is critical in helping to deepen our relationships with our donors. Data can help develop an action plan to use with each donor. It is needed to determine donor interests, appropriate gift requests, appropriate timing and appropriate recognition and appreciation...
Nonprofit strategy is a plan of action designed to achieve a goal. Strategy is essential for fundraising success. No… proper strategy is imperative for you to fulfill your fundraising potential...
Recently I enjoyed lunch with two friends who also happen to be my mentors. One is a former manufacturing operations guru who, for decades, has enjoyed success in human resources. The other is the former CEO of a Fortune 500 company. The focus of the conversation ended up on a vital nonprofit and fundraising topic: succession planning...