Category: Fundraising

15 Aug

Want to be Truly Empowered? Learn to Fundraise

I spend a lot of time talking about fundraising or financial resource development, a term I prefer. People always look at me with such surprise when I tell them...

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03 Jul

The False Dichotomy Between Being a Working Board or a Governing Board

Small nonprofit boards sometimes characterize themselves as working boards. This terminology is misleading. Members of any board, no matter the size or maturity of the nonprofit, need to work. What a...

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30 May

Build a Culture of Ambassadorship

If you have spent any considerable time in the nonprofit space, you have undoubtedly heard the phrase, “culture of philanthropy.” In short, in organizations with an evolved culture of...

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26 Apr

What’s Next? Beyond Annual Dinners

Earlier this week I wrote a blog post entitled The Courage to Kill It that asked if organizations really are getting the ROI on their annual events to warrant...

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24 Apr

The Courage to Kill It

  We are in the height of fundraising season. Every week is packed with events between now and mid-June. Your annual dinner is the focal point of the spring....

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28 Feb

Finding Our Ball in the Pool

Having just returned from the vacation, I was struck by how effortlessly my kids always seem to strike up a game of catch in the pool with any and...

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16 Feb

The Major Gifts Wonder Ball

The wonder ball, goes round and round To pass it quickly, you are bound If you’re the one, to hold it last The game is past, and you are...

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15 Feb

Don't Take the Easy Way Out When Setting Development Targets

I would be a wealthy woman if I had a dollar for every time I heard a version of, “We added a percentage increase over last year’s dollars raised to...

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20 Jan

The (Not So) Secret Trio to Get Your Board to Fundraise

One of the questions that executive directors and development directors ask me the most is, “How can I get my board to fundraise?” My answer is that boards need...

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22 Nov

Are Your Donors Bored with Your Annual Campaign? Time for a Makeover!

This article originailly appeared in eJP. By Nanette Fridman and Jennifer Weinstock Do you ever feel like you are boring your donors? Or boring yourself? Not excited about your...

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