Anatomy of a Stellar First-Time Donor Gift Acknowledgement

By | 2018-08-22T09:08:46+00:00 August 22nd, 2018|Bloomies, Donor Communications, Gift Acknowledgment|

Meet Sarah Willey, Director of Development at Great Rivers Environmental Law Center and my new fundraising hero. She's out here fighting for Missouri's environment while showing off her donor communications skills. I don't know why she attended one of my recent webinars on donor retention (because she should be the [...]

[VIDEO] How To Find Your Nonprofit’s Money Story

By | 2018-08-22T08:46:45+00:00 August 20th, 2018|Webinars|

In this webinar, Lori L. Jacobwith will show you how to reduce “talking about money” discomfort and show you how to powerfully include your money story in your fundraising communication. Slides: Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Lori, my watch just struck 1:00 here on the East Coast. Is it [...]

Corporate Social Responsibility and You – How A Corporate Partnership Can Help Your Nonprofit Thrive

By | 2018-08-15T15:01:38+00:00 August 16th, 2018|Corporate Relations, Partnerships|

Looking to change the world, and get your message out to more people than ever before? Consider partnering your nonprofit with a corporate sponsor - here’s why. The fact that you’re running a nonprofit organization, whatever your end goals, is awesome. You’re trying to change the world, and that’s incredible. [...]

[VIDEO] The 1 Hour Nonprofit Board Makeover

By | 2018-08-14T09:58:13+00:00 August 14th, 2018|Webinars|

In this webinar, nationally recognized speaker, trainer, nonprofit founder Rachel Muir, CFRE will help you prune dead weight board members and show tools that can help you ensure a successful board transition. Full Transcript: Steven: All right, Rachel, okay if I go ahead and get us started officially? Rachel: Absolutely. [...]

5 Takeways Fundraisers Can Learn from Professional Quarterback Negotiations

By | 2018-08-08T11:52:12+00:00 August 10th, 2018|Fundraiser, Major Gifts|

You may not care one bit about professional football. Even if you do, you probably aren’t overly concerned about the off-season trades and signings of multi-millionaire players. This blog post isn’t going to convince you otherwise. However, I recently read a detailing of the lengths that the Minnesota Vikings leadership [...]