[DIGEST] Essential COVID-19 / Financial Crisis Fundraising Advice

With the World Health Organization officially declaring COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic, we wanted to share with you some timely crisis fundraising advice, articles, opinions, and resources in the wake of coronavirus and its financial implications. This post will be updated. Please leave a comment with links to anything you think [...]

Remembering John Haydon

In the documentary Walk With Me, Buddhist Thich Nhat Hanh is asked by a young girl how she can get over the sadness of the death of her dog. After contemplating the question for a moment, he suggests that she think of a cloud. "Suppose you look into the sky [...]

By |2020-02-10T07:46:15-05:00February 10th, 2020|Nonprofit Sector|

3 Reasons Why Nonprofits Shouldn’t Have 1920s/Gatsby-Themed Fundraising Galas

Now that we've entered a new decade (by that I mean it's now the 2020s; I know there wasn't a year zero or whatever), an ever-popular theme for fundraising events has renewed life: the 1920s or Great Gatsby-themed gala. Not since 2013 when the Leonardo DiCaprio-led movie adaptation was released [...]

4 Things You Need To Know About The 2019 3rd Quarter FEP Report

Each quarter the Fundraising Effectiveness Project releases their latest findings from billions of dollars donated through the participating donor database companies providing anonymous data from the majority of their customers. This allows the philanthropy world to establish metrics in a similar fashion to all of the key industries within the [...]

By |2019-12-03T11:42:11-05:00December 4th, 2019|Data, Nonprofit Sector, Research|

The Top 2 Nonprofit Growth Inhibitors That Stop You From Fundraising

“What’s keeping you from growing your nonprofit’s funding?” That was the first question on a survey I conducted before I spoke at a workshop for nonprofit Executive Directors earlier this year. I wasn’t surprised by the answers -- they were the same things I hear from leaders all over the [...]

Work From Home: Why & How Nonprofits Should Embrace It

In a recent Bloomerang webinar, one nonprofit leader asked an important question: What if working from home did not work out?  This person writes, “Working from home is something staff is requesting. Huge trust factor is necessary for this. The agency tried this once before and was burned (staff posted [...]

Want to Speak at a Nonprofit Conference? 8 Things I Wish I’d Known:

Have you ever wondered who these ‘expert’ speakers are that you see presenting at nonprofit conferences? How did they get in that position and how, when you’re ready to push yourself out of your comfort zone, can you get there? It’s not just about testing yourself and doing something different. [...]

Improving Nonprofit Team Culture Through LOVE

It’s not personal, it’s business. It’s not about you, it’s about our goals. It’s not about getting along, it’s about getting the job done. These are all interesting phrases I’ve heard thrown around in the living rooms of leaders...aka...the conference room. These are the phrases leaders like to use to [...]