Good Network = High Sustainability

Being part of a strong network is important to your mission and your sustainability. A well connected nonprofit enjoys broad and strong support. […]

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Testimonials

All of the marketing and fundraising coaches tell us to have testimonials. That is great but what makes a good testimonial? Here are some points to consider: […]

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Cultivating Generous Donors

Donors are introduced to an organization in a variety of ways. It is important that the cultivation process start with the first contact. It is also important to remember that the first contact is sometimes a non-fundraising introduction. […]

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Adaptive Volunteer Management

Social networking can be powerful tool for volunteer management. Some very bright writers have produced great articles on how to use social networking to attract volunteers, donors, and support in general. Once you have attracted the volunteer or donor, how do you use social networking to sustain and build the relationship? […]

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Meaningful Thank You

If someone gives a gift, how long do you have to wait before asking for the next gift? The obvious answer is, “It depends.” Most of what it depends on is under your control. […]

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Open and Frank Conversations

Nothing works perfectly all of the time. Sometimes there is a problem. How do you discuss that problem with your donors? […]

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Who is Your Partner?

Collaboration with a nonprofit has been around for a long time but it is becoming fashionable now. There are some exciting examples of how this has worked for large national and international businesses and nonprofits. How do you scale it down to your organization? […]

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Retaining Donors is a Challenge

Successful fundraising is the process of horizontally and vertically growing the donor base. Horizontal growth comes from having more donors. Vertical growth comes from increasing the generosity of the donors. […]

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Sustainable Fundraising

Sustainable fundraising is more than raising enough money. Sustainable fundraising is the process of making a direct connection between the need to give and the impact of the gift. […]

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