Fundraiser Education

OPINION: ‘Dirty Money’ Is Not as Black and White as It Seems
August 10, 2018 at 11:30 am

In a move that has raised eyebrows and critical comments alike, the Texas-based nonprofit The Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), turned down a $250,000 donation from Salesforce due to the company’s contract with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency...

Essentials for Fundraising Campaign Success
August 9, 2018 at 12:12 pm

Without research, any fundraising project becomes shoot-from-the-hip and cookie-cutter. With research, you are able to really achieve your potential—and ensure fundraising campaign success. It comes as no surprise that we are huge advocates for conducting campaign feasibility and planning studies.

How Many Nonprofit Tech Tools Does Your Organization Need?
August 9, 2018 at 12:07 pm

We live in the era of high performance tech. Everyone is getting on board—even nonprofits. Or, should I say, especially nonprofits. Your fundraising training never prepared you for all the nonprofit tech tools...

A Nonprofit Career: Advice to Future Fundraising Executives
August 3, 2018 at 2:29 pm

When you begin your nonprofit career, you basically have a clean sheet a paper at your disposal. You are hungry and want to learn as much as possible about the business. You hopefully listen to others and gather tons of information...

6 Forward-Thinking Strategies to Boost Your Advocacy Efforts
July 31, 2018 at 12:25 pm

Advocacy is at the core of every nonprofit organization in one form or another. Most nonprofits are looking to make some sort of social change in the world.  It is easy to get caught up in fundraising efforts as a nonprofit and count solely on those campaigns and projects to advocate for your audience. While this is helpful, fundraising should not be your only advocacy effort!...

What Are the Pros and Cons to Using Social Media for Nonprofit Networking?
July 27, 2018 at 11:49 am

I recently received a note from LinkedIn that a good friend and associate, who is a CEO of a local organization, wanted me to do some nonprofit networking with an individual who is currently working in the sector. She wanted to meet to build a network for expanded nonprofit career opportunities...

Too Busy? Invest in Fundraising Training
July 12, 2018 at 12:07 pm

How do I get started building a strategic fundraising program? Get the right kind of fundraising training. What’s the “right kind”? Fundraising training that focuses on fundraising principles, not techniques or tactics...