As a fundraising consultant and speaker, I often have the chance to talk about building a strong non-profit board… one that is enthusiastic about and helpful with fundraising. That’s the way a board should be, and why it is so important to … [Read more...] about How to Deal with a Hostile Board of Directors
If you want to supercharge your non-profit’s fundraising, you need an amazing case for support. Your case for support (sometimes called your “case statement") is one of the two most important documents for your development program (the other … [Read more...] about Here’s a Sample Case for Support for Your Non-Profit
One of the most common questions I am asked at conferences is how to raise money for a nonprofit quickly and (relatively) inexpensively. There are lots of reasons why an organization might need to raise money fast. Maybe they have an … [Read more...] about Here’s How to Raise Money for a Nonprofit – Fast!
Your board matters to your non-profit – and to your fundraising program. While great board members have lots to offer your organization, fundraising help is at the top of that list. Yet, many non-profits have a hard time trying to find new … [Read more...] about How to Find New Board Members for Your Non-Profit
One of my favorite ways to build deeper relationships with donors is to call them to ask for their advice. I may not need the advice and I may not follow the advice, but the simple act of giving you their ideas and input will make your donors … [Read more...] about Want to Raise More Money? Call Your Donors and Ask Them for Advice
If your non-profit wants to run a successful capital campaign, the first step is to write a capital campaign plan to guide your efforts. Whether this is your first capital campaign or your seventh, every non-organization (large or small) needs … [Read more...] about How to Write a Successful Capital Campaign Plan for Your Non-Profit