Work the Plan!
I was very proud of this particular client. We developed an annual fund plan, and with a little coaching the client implemented the plan last year and saw a 75 percent increase in giving.
So I was happy to have a call with staff and volunteer leadership as they discussed plans for this coming year. They sent an outline, and while some things looked familiar, some looked different.
Looking for Jeff? You'll find him either on the lake, laughing with good friends, or helping nonprofits develop to their full potential.
Jeff believes that successful fundraising is built on a bedrock of relevant, consistent messaging; sound practices; the nurturing of relationships; and impeccable stewardship. And that organizations that adhere to those standards serve as beacons to others that aspire to them. The Bedrocks & Beacons blog will provide strategic information to help nonprofits be both.
Jeff has more than 25 years of nonprofit leadership experience and is a member of the NonProfit PRO Editorial Advisory Board.