Helping Your Board Be Fundraising Ambassadors this Holiday Giving Season
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Top Ten Tips to Help Your Board Be Fundraising Ambassadors this Holiday Giving Season

In talking with many groups, I often offer a specific role that their Board can play during this holiday giving season. That role is as an ambassador. Board members can easily share your giving season appeal with their social networks,…
Here Are the Top Ten Things You Should Avoid Doing this Giving Year-End Season
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The Top Ten Things You Should Avoid Doing this Giving Year-End Season

Tis the season.For appeal letters, emails, text messages, and even a video or two.Here is a list that you may want to check twice when creating your Giving Season ask.To have the best Giving Season the best, or as best as it could…
The Top Ten Tips to Inspire "In Memorial" and "In Honorarium" Giving in Your Nonprofit Fundraising
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The Top Ten Tips to Inspire “In Memorial” and “In Honorarium” Giving in Your Nonprofit Fundraising

“Our in Memorium giving is declining. What should we do?”Recently, a hospice client asked me his very question during one of our recent coaching sessions.It got me thinking. Demographics are changing, and, of course, a recent pandemic…
10 Engaging Online Courses Your Nonprofit Team Should Take
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10 Engaging Online Courses Your Nonprofit Team Should Take

A guest post by Matt Hugg founder of Nonprofit.CoursesFrom a major university hospital with thousands of personnel to a grassroots community hotline, with one (underpaid) staff member and a cadre of volunteers, working at a nonprofit is…
Top Seven Tips to Collect Email Addresses of Your Nonprofit Donors
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Top Seven Tips to Collect Email Addresses of Your Nonprofit Donors

One of the questions that I am asked most often, "How do I collect email addresses for those that I do not have them for?"Quite frankly, it's not easy, and it takes hard work.Below, I will provide you with my top seven tips for collecting…
How to use donor survey's to qualify your first-time donors for future fundraising
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How to use donor surveys to qualify your first-time donors for future fundraising

Long the hallmark of major gift work, qualification through engaging in dialogue with our top-level donor prospects has allowed us to identify those prospects who will entertain developing a relationship with our organization or not. This qualification…
How to strengthen your donor Call to Action and raise more money
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The top 10 ways to strengthen your donor “Call to Action” and raise more money

The number one reason donors do not give aside from not being asked is that they are not provided a problem to solve. Or at least a problem that they understand why they need to solve it.It is in their donor "Calls to Action" that a slight…
The greatest opportunity: a summons to more in our not-for-profits.
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The greatest opportunity: a summons for more in our not-for-profits

The Pandemic has been a great global summons. A call. In the middle of the night to awake. To something new.What are you talking about?Yes, it has. I know, I know.You are probably saying it has been a grand inconvenience, even a…
Acquiring New Donors Through Digital Lead Acquisitions in the Age of the Coronavirus
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Acquiring New Donors Through Digital Lead Acquisitions in the Age of the Coronavirus

One thing about pandemics, or just crises and downturns in general, is that they tend to expose organizational weaknesses, poor practices, and complete neglect. We can see evidence of this daily around the world today. Systems, structures, and…
Non Donor Conversions During Covid 19: Are You Planning Your Follow-Up Stewardship?
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Non Donor Conversions During Covid 19: Are You Planning Your Follow-Up Stewardship?

The Coronavirus has presented us all with some very life-threatening challenges. For once, the entire globe is under siege by a crisis impacting us all.It is simply, one word, unprecedented.However, that does not mean that we cannot…
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Fundraising After COVID 19

Yes, there will be life after COVID 19.Of that, I can guarantee it. What I can't guarantee is what life will look like.But, what I can guarantee is that life will look and feel different than it does today. Change is almost a constant…

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quick fundraising ideas for nonprofit organizations

and crowdfund campaign to help you raise more money for your favourite cause. Many organizations when seeking to start their first development office do not which way to turn or where to start first. Far too many organizations often start and end with grant writing. They don’t get beyond this particular strategy. Quick Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofit Organizations. It is year-end campaign planning time. Far too often I see organizations using a blanket approach with their donor base. With a few minor tweaks in their strategy, they can increase their revenues by a third, sometimes even double.