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|

Why Your Form 990 Process is Critical for Fundraising Success

When I started in nonprofit years ago I had no idea what a Form 990 was. All those numbers and checkboxes seemed like a lot of painful information for someone to fill out. Frankly, I didn’t understand what most of it meant. I’ve put off filing because of “more important” [...]

Top 6 Nonprofit Fundraising Strategies in 2019

These are the fundamental areas your nonprofit must focus on in the year ahead. And I mean focus. Prioritize these areas.Create written plans for these areas.Include goals, measurable objectives, strategies and timelines.Assign staff and volunteer responsibility.Monitor, measure and evaluate what’s working/not working.And don’t get distracted from your mission. Persist. I’ve selected [...]

By |2019-01-25T16:07:03-04:00January 28th, 2019|Fundraising, Nonprofit Sector, Strategic Planning|