Part I: Overwhelm and Nonprofit Management

The story we told ourselves when we took a job in the social sector may have been, “I want to make a difference.”

Then reality sets in and day-to-day rushing to put out fires, meet with and report to the board, meeting payroll, and possibly even delivering some of your programming creates an exhausting hamster wheel of activity.

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4 Tips for Finding Great Volunteers

The old saying is true – “Many hands make light work.”   Volunteers can be a huge asset to your nonprofit, donating hundreds or thousands of hours of work each year to your cause.   When your nonprofit is new or young, it can be tricky to find great volunteers and plug them in to30

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10 Year-End Fundraising Mistakes to Avoid

It’s time to plan for the most productive season of the year – Fundraising Season!   Yep, kids are back in school, pumpkin spice is EVERYWHERE, and some folks are already thinking about the holidays.   Those of us in fundraising are starting to think about how to best leverage the next four months.  30

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Successful Nonprofits Podcast: Flipping Small Fundraising Events on Their Heads for Better Revenue

Dolph Goldenburg, host of the Successful Nonprofits Podcast, interviewed me to get my take on how small nonprofits should run their fundraising events.
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Mission Moment Monday – Two versions. One Story.

Your donors give because of the way it makes them feel. Period.

A simple, powerful way to cause them to feel great is to update them on the impact of their previous gifts. Keeping them engaged.

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A 5-Step Crash Course in Email Marketing for Your Nonprofit

This week’s article was written by guest author, Christian Golden.   Your nonprofit has more pressing business than tricking out its email marketing strategies. But delivering on the big stuff is harder than it needs to be without good email marketing to expand your reach in the crucial search for volunteers, donors, favorable press, and30

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Engagement Fundraising – How to Raise More Money for Less in the 21st Century

It’s not often I take an entire blog post to talk about someone else’s “stuff.” When I read this new book by Greg Warner from MarketSmart, I decided it’s juicy enough to devote more than a single line or two mention.

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