One of the best ways to determine the health and vitality of a fundraising program is to ask the following question: “What percentage of the time is your fundraising team out of the office doing meetings?” If your fundraisers aren’t out … [Read more...] about Want to Raise More Money? Get Out of the Office!
Criticizing philanthropists (and philanthropy itself) is all the rage right now. When donors came to the rescue after Notre Dame burned, critics complained that the money should go elsewhere. Academics and authors complain that donors are … [Read more...] about It’s Time to Stop the War on Donors
Does your non-profit keep a close eye on the “fundraising return on investment” (fundraising ROI) for its fundraising activities? Many organizations downplay ROI as a “business concept” that doesn’t really apply to non-profit development. … [Read more...] about Fundraising ROI: Why it Matters, and What to Do About It
Your fundraising plan matters for your non-profit. The most successful non-profit development programs - the ones that exceed their fundraising goals year after year – have written fundraising plans in place to guide their efforts. In this … [Read more...] about Here’s a Sample Fundraising Plan for Your Non-Profit
When it comes to fundraising, nothing can compete with in-person meetings and one-on-one phone calls. E-mails, direct mail, newsletters and other mass communications have an important role to play in non-profit development, but having direct, … [Read more...] about To Be Successful in Fundraising, You Have to Pick Up the Phone
Guest Post by Lisa Bennett Special events are a great way to simultaneously achieve several goals for a non-profit cause: build an organization’s brand and supporter base, get to know your supporters and make stronger connections, and … [Read more...] about How to Best Manage Volunteers for Your Non-Profit Events