Agencies & Consultant

Cybersecurity Questions to Ask Your Vendor: Part 2
October 4, 2017 at 12:55 pm

Strapped for time and resources, nonprofits often need vendors to get things done. But just because you outsource projects, it doesn’t mean your data is safe from cybersecurity threats. In part one of this series, “Employ These Corporate Cyber Security Safeguards Now," we examined critical initiatives you can employ to help protect your constituent data internally...

Andrew Olsen Joins Newport One as Vice President
July 18, 2017 at 11:38 am

Andrew Olsen, CFRE, has been in the fundraising field for almost two decades and has raised over $200 million within that timespan. Olsen has recently been appointed as VP of Newport One, a fundraising consulting practice, where he will play a key role in new business development...

How Mobile CRM Helps Your MGOs
June 27, 2017 at 10:40 am

When your major gift officers end their meetings with major donors or prospects, what do you think is the first thing they do? You probably guessed right. Your team member grabs his or her mobile device to check emails and social media. We live in a world that is all about on-demand information...

Executive Issues: Half-Truths About Talent Management
June 14, 2017 at 12:09 pm

In this period of fake news and alternative facts, we might feel a bit weary of hearing a term such as “half-truths.” But there is an anonymous quote that approximates what I mean by a half-truth: “Beware of the half-truth. You may have gotten hold of the wrong half...

5 Guidelines for a Simplified Nonprofit Strategic Planning Process
June 8, 2017 at 12:16 pm

Everything I knew and read about strategic planning said that it took a lot of time and money. I struggled every day to figure out how to get everything done with very limited resources. All the books I read and all the classes I attended bombarded me with copious information and theory. How could I narrow it down and make it work for me in my small nonprofit?...

Make Video a Powerful Tool, Not a Wasted Resource
June 7, 2017 at 10:04 am

We are huge proponents of video—carefully planned video with a clear objective. In most campaigns that are focused on major gifts, we are not big fans of a fundraising video, unless there is a reason that prospective donors can’t see impact of the client’s work firsthand...

How Nonprofits Can Develop More Targeted Fundraising Programs
June 5, 2017 at 10:44 am

Fundraising challenges are part of the package for nonprofit marketers: Attrition, converting small donors into major gift donors, growing the donor base and not to mention factors beyond our control that affect giving trends...

AFP International Conference Attendees Share Thoughts on Diversifying Your Board, Donors, Methods
June 2, 2017 at 10:37 am

Last month, the NonProfit PRO team attended the 2017 Association of Fundraising Professionals’ International Conference, which took place in the beautiful city of San Francisco. While we walking around the exhibit area, we saw something that caught our eyes—a diversity board! The Alford Group, a professional consulting partner helping board leaders, organizational management and community…

Should You ‘Hit People Up’ and ‘Twist Their Arms’ For Gifts?
May 8, 2017 at 10:32 am

Have you hit anyone up this week? Have you twisted arms? Have you called in the big guns to help you lean on your best targets? Do those words make you cringe? I sure hope so. Because if they don’t, then you’ve got some serious work to do to reshape the way you think about fundraising...