7 Tips for Successful Fundraising During the COVID-19 Recovery Period

The question came again yesterday – a non-profit leader asked, “How can we possibly fundraise in this semi-pandemic environment?” My steadfast answer is a question in return, “How can you possibly consider not fundraising right now?”  To be more direct, your organization must fundraise, especially now. Even more than that, [...]

By |2020-09-17T14:17:26-04:00September 18th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Fundraising|

Don’t Stop Fundraising! New Research Shows High-Dollar Donors Remain Confident

High-dollar donors are likely to give as much or more now than before the pandemic, according to a new donor confidence study sponsored by We believe this means you should continue your fundraising efforts even though the landscape seems to have changed and even though you may be scared. In the July [...]

By |2020-09-16T16:11:15-04:00September 17th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Fundraising, Major Gifts|

Mid-Pandemic Fundraising Strategies Checklist: 13 Items to Move off the Back Burner

What you don’t do right now will come back to bite you in the butt. Because you exist within a fast-moving, competitive environment. If you’re not actively cooking things up you’ll have little nourishment to offer. So, whatever is on your back burner, move it to the forefront and get [...]

By |2020-09-11T15:06:59-04:00September 14th, 2020|Disaster Fundraising, Fundraising, Strategic Planning|

Fuel Your Nonprofit’s Annual Contributions Income Engine

In Part 1 of this four-part series I introduced a ‘4-Step Strategy to Cure Your Current Fundraising Headache.’ FORWARD FACE Equilibrium: Balance your fundraising strategies FUEL the Machine: Charge your annual contributions income engine FUMES Provide Accelerant: Prepare for ‘retirement’ FUTURE Proof the Mission: Leave a legacy for generations to [...]

By |2020-08-23T12:18:48-04:00August 24th, 2020|Fundraising, Nonprofit Sustainability|

Due to Current Events Your Nonprofit Has a Back Burner Problem

Time to get your bearings so you don’t lose your way amidst the chaos with your current fundraising strategies. Things are getting tougher. Partly because this doesn’t feel new anymore. The early urge to jump in with both feet to do something – a virtual event, a crisis appeal, a [...]

3 Strategies to Successfully Fundraise Mid-Pandemic

All the best strategies you’re innovating now, and having success with, should be continued as you fundraise mid-pandemic. This is your pandemic silver lining! It’s taken this quarantine crisis for some nonprofits to do what they should have done before. Stop looking for bad news and reasons to not fundraise [...]

Motivating Your Board to Ask Their Peers for Money May Be Easier Than You Think

Often, the biggest obstacle to board fundraising is their fear of failure. Unless fundraising is part of their day job, they probably do not understand what will happen once they open the door. They may worry any request will feel transactional because they do not understand donor cultivation and stewardship. [...]

By |2020-07-30T22:03:28-04:00July 31st, 2020|Donor Acquisition, Fundraising, Nonprofit Boards|

20+ Engaging Virtual Fundraising Ideas for Nonprofits

During the age of COVID-19, many nonprofits, especially those that have been focused on growth, paused their fundraising strategies to deal with the results of the pandemic. Social distancing guidelines made in-person fundraising nearly impossible to do safely, and the economic downturn limited the philanthropic gifts individuals are willing to [...]

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