Blogs

Does Your Capital Campaign Need a Jump Start?

Capital campaigns, at times, need a jump start. Campaigns are a marathon and a grind.

Learning More About Personal Branding Strategy: Tips for Success

If you’ve been paying attention to the trends, then you know that we’re moving toward personal branding.

What’s the Biggest Monthly Giving Mystery?

I haven’t been able to solve the mystery: “What’s holding organizations back to start or grow their monthly donor program?”

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Development

Capital campaigns, at times, need a jump start. Campaigns are a marathon and a grind.

I haven’t been able to solve the mystery: “What’s holding organizations back to start or grow their monthly donor program?”

Almost every day, I am kindly interrupting a conversation and asking: “What’s the problem?”

Leadership Management

If you’ve been paying attention to the trends, then you know that we’re moving toward personal branding.

If you lead your staff through the eyes of a coach, you will have greater empathy. Place yourself in your employee’s shoes.

There is a lot of conversation about campaign planning studies. One reason is that, unfortunately, too many are conducted improperly.

Direct Marketing

Nonprofits are in the business of social good. But have you ever considered that you can also promote social good beyond your mission?

As you move into your 2020 marketing plan, pair these channels up in new and creative ways.

As you’re going into the next decade, it might be a good time to take stock of some old ideas that can be new again.

Data Management

Generation Z core values are different than those of previous generations.

We are constantly asking directors of development to encourage and thank their major gift officers.

This is the biggest fundraising time of the year. Don’t sleep through it!

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.

With monthly giving, it’s all about consistency. It’s about a continued and committed focus. It’s about finding ways to build in a monthly giving ask wherever you possibly can. If you’re sending appeals in the mail and you’ve not already done so, consider adding a simple tick box to your appeal. 

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?