One of your most important roles as a non-profit fundraiser is to steward your current donors so that they keep giving year after year. The starting point for this process is your donor thank you letter. At many organizations, the donor … [Read more...] about How to Write a Great Donor Thank You Letter
What a year we've had. Pandemics and lockdowns, protests and politics... it was an eventful and difficult year for many people and many organizations. But as non-profit fundraisers, we know one thing for certain: our work goes on, because the … [Read more...] about The 5 Most Popular Fundraising Articles of 2020
When it comes to fundraising, many non-profits have a culture problem. The problem is that they’re focused on being nice, not rocking the boat, and treading lightly whenever they deal with donors. As a fundraising consultant, I see this … [Read more...] about 5 Ways to Be More Aggressive in Your Fundraising Efforts
Online fundraising should be a key component of your non-profit’s development strategy. As more and more people become comfortable making purchases and donating to charity online, the percentage of revenue you raise online will only increase. … [Read more...] about The Complete Guide to Online Fundraising for Non-Profits
Have you ever wondered whether your non-profit was ready for a capital campaign? It’s one of the most common questions I get asked by small non-profits that are looking to grow. There is a myriad of reasons for wanting to launch a capital … [Read more...] about How Do We Know if We’re Ready for a Capital Campaign?
If you’re starting a new nonprofit, you already know that you need to raise money. What you might not know is that the right fundraising plan can make the job much easier. In the beginning you may self-fund your nonprofit, as many founders … [Read more...] about How to Create a Fundraising Plan for a Brand New Nonprofit