Guest Post by Michael Rosen Planned giving programs come in various degrees of sophistication and scope depending on organization type, donor population, organization budget, and other factors. There are infinite varieties of such programs, … [Read more...] about 10 Things You Might Not Know about Planned Giving
Guest Post by Claire Axelrad You’re working on a direct mail fundraising appeal for your non-profit. You’ve got a great story to tell, and your letter is well-written, emotionally compelling, and includes a strong ask. Good! But… could … [Read more...] about How to Get Your Nonprofit Appeal Opened: The Envelope Please!
While there is a science behind fundraising, it’s not rocket science. The vast majority of successful fundraising involves building relationships. That means identifying new prospects, engaging with them, cultivating a relationship with … [Read more...] about The Fundraising Secrets of Top Non-Profit Organizations
Guest Post by Claire Axelrad Your major gifts program is one of the most important components of your non-profit's development strategy. Here are 7 key things you absolutely MUST be doing if you want your major donor gifts program to … [Read more...] about Unless You Do These 7 Things, Your Major Gifts Program Won’t Succeed
For most non-profits, grant fundraising can often seem like a crapshoot – you do some research, write some grants, and then wait for the mail to see which way the dice rolled. Sometimes you get two or three bites from foundations, sometimes … [Read more...] about How to Win More Grants for Your Non-Profit
Perhaps you’re taking a new job with a non-profit organization. Or, maybe you’ve been asked to join a board or to volunteer with a local charity… or you’re just interested in how non-profits operate. No matter the reason, you’re here because … [Read more...] about Non-Profit Basics: What is Fundraising?