Our Ask An Expert series features real questions answered by Claire Axelrad, J.D., CFRE, our very own Fundraising Coach, also known as Charity Clairity. Today's question comes from a nonprofit employee who wants advice on how to encourage their Development Director to take meetings with major donors. Dear Charity Clairity, [...]
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Have you noticed that when talking about diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in fundraising, the conversation frequently mentions the lack of suitable candidates of color? I’ve heard that to be a major gift officer you have to have access to people with money, be comfortable socializing with them, and speak [...]
If you are ready to turn your board around and increase their comfort level with fundraising, Sabrina Walker Hernandez will show you how! Full Transcript: Steven: All right. Sabrina, I got start time. So is it okay if I go ahead and kick us off officially? Sabrina: Oh, yes, please. [...]
Starting a career in the nonprofit sector is an admirable achievement. So often we hear people say that they want to “be the good” in the world, but have difficulty achieving that goal. Nonprofit professionals follow through with that commendable aspiration. “Being the good” doesn't mean that you’re a perpetual [...]
Are you trapped on the small-dollar spin-cycle, spending all your time on fundraising activities that can’t fully-fund your organization and help you grow? If you’re going to get out of it, you need to prioritize the fundraising activities that give you the highest ROI. That’s right, I’m talking about major [...]
Join Dr. Adrian Sargeant, Director of the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy, and Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE, Principal of Windmill Hill Consulting, as they talk about a global research study the Institute recently completed that is the first of its kind to look at how development planning contributes to fundraising results. Full [...]
This is our archive of past webinars to help with your nonprofit professional development. Click through to each to see a recording and full transcript of the presentation. This page will be updated as new webinars are recorded. Register For Upcoming Live Webinars View This Library in Reverse-Chronological [...]
During tax season, when you use the word “audit” you may think of a CPA spending several days combing through your financial paperwork and records. What I want to talk about is nothing like that but yet it is quite similar in many ways. A development audit is an assessment [...]
From sports to engineering to romance, this question gets raised a lot: Does size really matter? When it comes to plans for recruiting and engaging a nonprofit board of directors, the answer varies. If a nonprofit has steady sources of funding such as fees, endowment, and/or government grants, its board’s [...]
It’s happened again. You’re only three weeks into your dream development director job when you discover that you’re expected to be some sort of miracle worker — with little to no support. You've learned that... you’re the fifth development director in three years the organization you're working for is running nine [...]