3 P’s for Nonprofit Planning Success

In any profession, certain words and phrases provoke reactions from cringing to shrieking, eye rolling to angst. For many in organizational leadership, these include audit, grant report, and restricted funding, to name just a few. And…. strategic planning. Perhaps scarred by a past planning effort, many nonprofit leaders and board [...]

Your Burning Questions about Nonprofit SWOT Analyses Answered

You’ve got questions about nonprofit SWOT analyses; we’ve got answers! Specifically, these are questions we didn’t have time to answer in a webinar I recently presented for Bloomerang: “SWOT’s Up? How to Do a Strategic Self-Audit of Nonprofit Strengths & Weaknesses." In the webinar, we covered What a SWOT accomplishes [...]

By |2019-06-14T14:29:25-04:00June 17th, 2019|Nonprofit Marketing, Strategic Planning|

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|

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|

Conducting an Effective Nonprofit Feasibility Study: 5 Top Strategies

“By failing to prepare, you are planning to fail” -Benjamin Franklin Planning is an important aspect of any nonprofit staff member’s daily workflow. Without an effective plan in place, as Benjamin Franklin stated frankly, you’re preparing for failure. As you start considering larger campaigns and projects, planning for success becomes [...]