This is the biggest fundraising time of the year. Don’t sleep through it!
If somebody builds it, somebody else will break it. That seems to be the pattern. How vulnerable to fraud can nonprofits be?
It can take a lot of work for a nonprofit to pull off a great peer-to-peer fundraising campaign or event.
I hope you're as excited about artificial intelligence in the philanthropic sector as I am. While I'm not saying that artificial intelligence is the end all be all, it's impressive to experience the dawn of this new age. Things we never thought possible have become a reality.
Having interacted with all types of organizations over the years as donor, employee and consultant, I can say that many nonprofits encounter similar challenges to strategic planning, fundraising and board leadership. While it’s comforting to know that you’re not alone, you’re still left with the ultimate dilemma of how to address these issues.
Nonprofit leadership has to come into focus. We now live in an age where artificial intelligence is changing the very nature of our work. Nonprofits have to come to terms with substantial changes.
You’ve done everything right. You’ve accepted the major gift principle that not all donors, who meet a financial metric, want to relate to you. You’ve laboriously gone through a larger list of donors who meet your major gift criteria.
At its core, fundraising is a persuasive craft. It involves using rational and emotional appeals to move listeners and readers to take some action, such as making a gift or volunteering time, in support of your cause. And while fundraising communications are often counterintuitive to people outside of the field, the reality is that most of its best practices are grounded in time-tested techniques and principles of classical rhetoric...
Nonprofits today face significant challenges in providing a world-class experience to their valued constituents. Fraught with organizational silos in their programs and services, nonprofits find themselves with a limited understanding of their constituents...