The Surprisingly Smartest, Donor-Centric Fundraising Strategy

When fundraisers get together to talk about donor-centric fundraising strategy they tend to focus a lot on giving gratitude and engaging in cultivation. Rightfully so. However, if that’s all you do, you’re missing something HUGELY important. There’s something more donor-centric than wooing. Asking! In fact, I run a fundraising training [...]

By |2019-05-17T11:09:46-04:00May 20th, 2019|Donor Engagement, Fundraising, Strategic Planning|

Playing the Long Game in Fundraising Because Year-End Fundraising Success Doesn’t Just Magically Happen

Right now, year-end fundraising season probably seems far away. Far away enough that you’ve got other tasks to prioritize. You’ll get around to planning your year-end campaign in the Fall when it’s a higher priority. But here’s the thing – if you want to have a successful campaign – year-end [...]

Do You Know Your Biggest Nonprofit Marketing/Fundraising Problem?

What’s on your integrated development (marketing + fundraising) plan for the coming year? Major individual gift fundraising? Annual fundraising direct mail? Recurring gift fundraising and/or memberships? E-appeals? Telemarketing? Foundation grant research, writing and reporting? Government grant research, writing and reporting? Business sponsorships? Legacy/planned giving fundraising? Capital/endowment campaign? Special events? A [...]

By |2019-05-10T11:27:22-04:00May 13th, 2019|Fundraising, Nonprofit Marketing, Strategic Planning|

Hold these 4 Fundraising Truths to Be Self Evident

I’ve created for you a little “Declaration of Fundraising Independence” to help you become a fruitful philanthropy facilitator from this day forward. This Declaration incorporates what I consider to be four essential fundraising truths -- pre-conditions which must be met before you’ll be able to successfully exercise your fundraising strategies. [...]

By |2019-03-22T16:06:12-04:00March 25th, 2019|Fundraising, Prospect Research, Strategic Planning|