Blogs

What Your Peer Organizations Are Doing About Raises

Knowing what to do about raises is tough. “What if we have a recession?” “But we had a great year.” “But we didn’t address raises last year.” “But our headcount is like a leaky bucket.” So yeah, it’s hard.

Change InSight Initiative Relies on Data to Help Nonprofits Determine Programming Needs

How can organizations with limited funding address issues and have a ripple effect on clients? The answer may lie in data.

How to Deal With Unrealistic Management Expectations When Fundraising

Caring for the donor is the best way to care for the organization. Do not let unrealistic expectations get you off that basic truth.

Other Staff Bloggers
Leadership Management

Knowing what to do about raises is tough. “What if we have a recession?” “But we had a great year.” “But we didn’t address raises last year.” “But our headcount is like a leaky bucket.” So yeah, it’s hard.

Caring for the donor is the best way to care for the organization. Do not let unrealistic expectations get you off that basic truth.

How do we best utilize the rest of the summer to advance our development work? Here are some best practices.

Data Management

How can organizations with limited funding address issues and have a ripple effect on clients? The answer may lie in data.

Identifying the purpose for using data in your organization is key. Here are 3 purposes for using data that will build your strategy.

One of the most critical tools in an annual giving director’s toolkit is a gift chart. Follow this 4-step process to create your own.

Development

You can use an anniversary as a special day, even a whole special year as long as you don’t make it about you, the organization, but make it about you, the donor.

Many fundraisers have inquired about asking donors for gifts, and how to get over the fear of it. Very simply, there is only one way.

The COVID-19 pandemic tested the core principles of the corporate, institutional and individual philanthropic sectors, as nonprofits around the world had to adjust to a rapidly-shifting economic environment. Adversity, however, created new opportunities.

Direct Marketing

Nonprofits can and should utilize special days like Valentine’s Day, Earth Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, and even World Toilet Day for special giving campaigns.

Writing a call to action (CTA) that hits the spot every time is part art, part science. Here are five examples of winning CTAs.

Let’s review what makes donors respond to your marketing and how you can improve the effectiveness of your campaign.

E-Philanthropy

Learning management systems assist nonprofits with the tracking and delivery of education, training and more to all of its audiences, including staff at all levels, as well as professionals and volunteers for mission delivery.

Your technology choices directly impact your organization’s efficiency and effectiveness. Here are three signs it’s time to upgrade.

Sectors

There’s a potential silent killer of nonprofit revenue out there, going largely unnoticed. It’s income inequality, and we’d be wise to start paying attention.

I recently attended a founders luncheon at Lawrence Township Schools. Each year, all former presidents of the foundation are invited to meet the superintendent of schools and receive an update on public education in the township and state of Indiana. 

Nonprofits partnering with human services agencies play a crucial role in supporting people managing food insecurity, housing disruptions, family counseling needs and other welfare-oriented outcomes.