Blogs

A Nonprofit Board Chair Crisis?

We have been doing a lot of listening. Listening about what I feel is the most important role for a nonprofit: the board chair. 

What Nonprofits Need to Know About Data Flow

Getting a clear picture of how your nonprofit interacts with its participants is vital to the success of your peer-to-peer fundraising.

Should You Thank Monthly Donors Who Make an Extra Gift?

Should you send a thank-you letter to your monthly donors for that extra gift? My recommendation is an unequivocal YES.

Other Staff Bloggers
E-Philanthropy

Getting a clear picture of how your nonprofit interacts with its participants is vital to the success of your peer-to-peer fundraising.

I hope you're as excited about artificial intelligence in the philanthropic sector as I am. While I'm not saying that artificial intelligence is the end all be all, it's impressive to experience the dawn of this new age. Things we never thought possible have become a reality.

In days past, charity ―  “old-charity" ― was dominated by the few and influential. Sure, it is true that, at the local level, community members were able to organize fundraisers for causes near and dear effectively.

Development

Should you send a thank-you letter to your monthly donors for that extra gift? My recommendation is an unequivocal YES.

In capital campaign fundraising, excited, engaged volunteers are the fuel for success.

Peer-to-peer fundraising is one of the best ways to raise money. The reason is simple.

Leadership Management

Donor assets are like pure gold for an organization. If you were to place a value on each one, the resulting number would shock you.

As a nonprofit leader of development staff, your job is to make your organization a place where others would like to work.

Nonprofits should be proactive and not reactive with remote employees.

Data Management

If somebody builds it, somebody else will break it. That seems to be the pattern. How vulnerable to fraud can nonprofits be?

It’s rare to have a conversation with a fundraising professional today where the term “integration” isn’t interjected at least once.

It can take a lot of work for a nonprofit to pull off a great peer-to-peer fundraising campaign or event.

Sectors

The Social Good Summit 2019 was a reminder that we have much to do for our planet.

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?

Why is there a seemingly mysterious divide between those who fundraise in the higher education space versus those who fundraise in the nonprofit space? Why do so many people feel that there is a bridge between these two worlds that somehow can’t be crossed?

Direct Marketing

This year, the idea of back-to-school essentials has been turned on its head in a new PSA to make a point about school shootings.

As you write a new donor appeal letter (or email), close your eyes and see the donor. See their smile, speak their name, blink at them and make it real.

Your donors and audience respond to different messages and different styles of marketing — not everyone will open your direct mail and not everyone will read your posts on Facebook.