Strategic Planning

4 Tips for Stress-Free Strategic Planning for Your Nonprofit
February 2, 2023 at 11:14 am

Because nonprofit leaders have a lot to manage, strategic planning often drops down on the priority list for nonprofits, but it doesn’t have to be this way. Here are four practical tips that will make your planning less stressful while also strengthening your leadership.

10 Ways to Raise More Money in 2023
January 30, 2023 at 11:54 am

I want to share 10 pragmatic ways that nonprofit leaders can more effectively ask for and secure gifts that will fuel their missions.

How to Ensure Donor Engagement Strategies Actually Drive Nonprofit Contributions
January 26, 2023 at 12:15 pm

Any engagement other than donor engagement is meaningless — at least if your purpose is to drive contributions. Why care about clicks if they result in nothing more than likes and follows? When cobbling together your fundraising strategy, consider how to get from awareness to interest to engagement to investment.

4 Rules for Integrating Marketing Channels in 2023
January 25, 2023 at 11:23 am

For any-sized marketing team, the choice of how to knit together the right blend of marketing channels has to be driven by a plan and understanding some fundamental rules of integrating channels. Understanding these rules gives your team the best chance of success.

How to Use the Power of Word-of-Mouth Marketing and Fundraising
January 4, 2023 at 9:26 am

Today's donors are savvy, skeptical and well-informed. As a result, they know when someone is trying to sell them something — including donating. So how do you motivate people to support your cause in a world of mass messaging? One way to do it is to go old school with word-of-mouth and align it with your fundraising.

Extend Strategic Planning Beyond Times of Crisis
December 8, 2022 at 3:05 pm

Fundraisers find themselves emerging from two challenging years and preparing for the possible recession in the year ahead. On the final day of the NonProfit POWER conference, Bill Stanczykiewicz of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy opened the final day of the event with his keynote, “Current Trends in Fundraising.” His takeaways were surprising.

2023: The Year of Your Board
December 6, 2022 at 11:18 am

Is your board just not getting it? If we need our board members to be more engaged, we need to engage them. Here’s a plan to do so.

Trends in Impact Evaluation That Can Work in Your Favor
November 28, 2022 at 11:38 am

Trends in evaluation are worth paying attention to. They may not take over your social media feed with witty memes or become the latest office buzz, but they are profoundly important for nonprofits.