Strategic Planning

4 Steps to Build a Planned Giving Legacy Society
August 5, 2022 at 12:14 pm

For some nonprofits, starting to ask for planned gifts may seem like a big leap. After all, many fundraisers are afraid to ask for a gift in general. So, how are they going to ask a donor to give to a cause after their death?

Why Organizational Values Matter to Fundraising and Strategy
May 20, 2022 at 8:30 am

At a recent strategic planning session, I was working with a nonprofit to create organizational values. As my team introduced the activity, a board member spoke up and said, “We’d like to focus on strategies and goals. Why should we take the time to focus on organizational values?”

How to Write a Superb Case Statement
May 9, 2022 at 9:21 am

A well executed case statement inspires donors to invest in your future. Here are tips to help you write a top-shelf case statement.

How Nonprofits Should Identify Their Best Fundraising Sources
May 2, 2022 at 12:47 pm

You need money. You’ve got staff, programs, services, rent and a seemingly endless list of costs associated with all the good work you’re doing for your community and our world. Here’s a roadmap you can use to find what methods of raising money are right for you.

How to Go Public With a New Strategic Plan
April 18, 2022 at 12:27 pm

Social change organizations often spend many months — if not years — developing strategic plans. They hire strategy consultants, convene special board subcommittees and invest considerable time building roadmaps that will guide their work into the future. Quite often, however, they fail to stick the landing.