Fundraisers: Make Every Hour Your Finest Hour

Those that know me know how much I love Red Sox baseball. I became completely passionate about them and Fenway Park while living in Massachusetts through the 1990s.

By |July 26th, 2014|Fundraising|

[VIDEO] How Nonprofits Can Start Podcasting

On this episode of Bloomerang TV, Derrick Duplessy, Executive Director of the Duplessy Foundation, stops by to chat about how nonprofits can get into podcasting. You can watch the full episode here:

Top 10 Qualities of a Successful Fundraiser

Many individuals entering the profession for the first time and those hiring their first development staff person are often not certain what qualities to look for in a development professional. Often one hears that development is really just sales or marketing. The individual or organization about to embark into the world of development needs to [...]

4 Steps To A Winning Fundraising Case Statement

Writing a case statement? Trying to persuade prospects to make major gifts for a big project, like renovating a building or creating an endowment? Here’s a formula that will always work:

By |July 23rd, 2014|Fundraising|

[INFOGRAPHIC] A Guide to Nonprofit Blogging

Let’s cut to the chase; you need to start blogging. Without fresh content, your nonprofit’s website is nothing more than an online billboard with a tip jar.

How The Indiana Basketball Hall of Fame Raised $1M In Year 1

Hopefully, every single one of you reading this post has multiple deep-rooted passions you are able to pursue and enjoy in your lifetime. Occasionally, it’s possible to combine those passions into a single endeavor.

Recently, two totally disparate passions from my life came together: the great Hoosier tradition of basketball and my love for the […]

By |July 21st, 2014|Fundraising|

[VIDEO] Overcoming the Summer Fundraising Blues

On this episode of Bloomerang TV, Caity Craver, CEO of DonorTrends, stops by to offer some mid-year fundraising advice.

Firing Lousy Board Members

Yes, your organization should fire non-performing board members. Of course, that means you must define good and bad performance. You must articulate standards and communicate them. You conduct screening interviews before nominating them. You monitor and evaluate performance. You need ways to fire them that don’t cause pain – to them or your organization. You [...]

What Fundraisers Need To Know About Donor Communications

Want to make more money, thanks to your insanely great donor communications? Here is my short list of surefire “secrets for success:”

15 Things Fundraisers Can A/B Test to Increase Donations

Whether you’re just finishing up a new web design overhaul or working with a website that has existed in its current state for years, A/B testing is a great way to ensure that your website gets visits and generates conversions.

8 Characteristics Of An Outstanding Board Member

“Are you interested in joining our nonprofit’s board?” This question has been posed to me a lot recently. Maybe it’s my age or my reputation in the nonprofit sector.

By |July 14th, 2014|Nonprofit Boards|

[VIDEO] Mobile Impact 101: Taking Your Cause Mobile

There are now more cell phones than toothbrushes, and as of 2013, smartphones surpassed regular phone sales. But what are the implications for your nonprofit, and how can you craft a mobile impact strategy to advance your programs, fundraising, and work overall?

By |July 11th, 2014|Webinars|