3 Nonprofit Leadership Strategies for Crisis Situations

In a recent article I discussed three strategies to successfully fundraise mid-pandemic. Here I’d like to look at some of the principle underlying nonprofit leadership strategies that serve as pre-conditions to successful fundraising, crisis or no crisis.  As true as these tenets ever were, they hold particularly true during 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 [...]

[NEW FEATURE] Scheduled Reports

Do you ever feel like some days you spend more time fumbling with reports, rather than on valuable donor engagement and follow-up activities?  Bloomerang can help. With scheduled reports, set your report filters once, then create a recurring schedule to send updated report results to your (or another person's) inbox [...]

Best and Worst Nonprofit Coronavirus Crisis Communication Strategies

Now is the time to be strategic and proactive. It’s one thing to be reactive at the beginning of a crisis. It’s the normal human response. But this is no longer the beginning. And ‘busy’ is often not the most effective modus operandi. It’s like checking your email endlessly throughout [...]

Quickly Revise Your Nonprofit’s Strategic Plan With These 3 Steps

Your nonprofit organization's strategic plan provides the direction in which you are heading and how to get there. A good nonprofit strategic planning process identifies strategies that will best enable a nonprofit to advance its mission. Many nonprofits start the process by identifying the nonprofit's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats, in what is commonly called a SWOT analysis. [...]

By |2020-04-14T10:03:44-04:00April 14th, 2020|COVID-19 / Coronavirus, Strategic Planning|

Coping in a Pandemic: Essential Nonprofit Philanthropic Strategies

How will you and your nonprofit make it through these difficult times? Two words:  EMPATHY. INNOVATION. These are the two qualities most needed in today’s topsy-turvy world. I’d like you to think of them as your newly essential communication and fundraising strategies. Apply them to everything you do for the [...]

Not Your Mother’s Nonprofit Case Statement

When you work in the fundraising space, sometimes it seems as though you refurbish the same materials. Grants language? Check the latest proposal, or if you are very organized, a master proposal that contains updated language. Impact? Check the annual report. Heartwarming stories? Check your annual appeal letter. While writing [...]

By |2020-02-25T15:56:37-05:00February 26th, 2020|Nonprofit Brand, Strategic Planning|

Creating a Strategic Engagement Plan For Your Donors

Just in case fundraising doesn’t have enough variables to manage, there are myriad of external factors, from changes in the economic or political landscapes to viral trends, which may impact your organization’s actual fundraising results. Even with a robust donor-centric organization, a dynamic, enthusiastic team and a solid, vigorous strategy, [...]

By |2020-02-04T17:08:25-05:00February 5th, 2020|Donor Engagement, Donor Retention, Strategic Planning|