Non-profit organizations that exceeded their fundraising goals in December had three things in common.
Six reasons the upcoming changes to Facebook are good news for non-profits.
Usually, January is a fundraising dead-zone. We’ve spent all our energy on our December campaigns, we’re playing catch-up on email, and our donor lists are exhausted from repeated appeals, asks, and “Last chance to make that year-end gift” messaging. But
Today Dick McPherson and I announced a new workshop at UCLA Extension called “What Donors Want Now: Using Technology to Attract and Retain Donors.” You can find out more here, but I wanted to reflect a little on what we
I like to think of the Board as “Chief Invitation Officers,” a group of dedicated, on target networking machines that are the first point of contact for new donors. Admittedly, I stole this idea from a client whose Board came up
One sure fire way to raise money is to find out more information about your donors. Really. Knowing more about your donors almost always results in higher engagement with them and larger and more frequent donations. One of my clients
Last time, I told you about a client that needed more time for donors. We can’t magically create more time, but we can create better processes. Using the basics of project management, I outlined a few areas to analyze what’s
The most common problem I come across with my clients is trying to find the time to do all the activities needed to create a robust fundraising program. If we had unlimited time in a week we would certainly be
One of the clients I had the pleasure of working with this past year had great relationships with all their corporate and foundation partners. If you asked any of them, the organization was doing a great job and was a
Often, the image the Board has of fundraising is of constantly being pressured to “hit up” their friends, co-workers, and neighbors for money. They imagine having a conversation with them where they talk about the organization and ask their friend