Your most precious resource is time. If you had more time, you could get more done. Right? More time to get organized. More time to plan. More time to respond to email and voice mail. More time to THINK and not rush through everything (can I get an amen?). 30Continue reading
At some point a guest at your gala will try to pull a fast one on you or me. I like to believe that the guest is being honest. After all, this is a fundraising auction; most people are filled with good will. But sometimes, stuff happens. Maybe they really didn‘t bid. They were just… Read On >
If you’ve ever planned a fundraising event, you understand the months of planning and coordination that go into it. From securing sponsors to mobilizing volunteers, the process of executing a successful event can be all-consuming. With all of that hard work, you want to make sure that you get the most out of your event. Follow these tips to host a successful fundraising event.Continue reading
Wouldn’t fundraising be easier if people actually opened and read the emails you send? You already know most of your list isn’t engaging with you through email. And it’s frustrating. According to Mail Chimp, the average open rate for emails sent from nonprofits is about 26%. That means ¾ of your30Continue reading
At the 2018 AFP International Conference I have the honor of delivering a fun breakout session based on the business book Getting to “YES AND” The Art of Business Improv by Bob Kulhan.
My friend and colleague, Bill Dewan, Development Director at the Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity affiliate is the improv expert and my partner in crime for the session titled: YES. And…ASK. Using the Tools of Improv to Raise More Money.Continue reading
Volunteers are an important resource for any nonprofit. There’s no way you can do everything yourself to run your organization. It’s just not physically possible. While you’re in growth mode, volunteers can help you get things done, deliver services, run your programs, and help with the thousand little things that must be done.30
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In a typical fundraising auction, 10% to 20% of the crowd will actively participate in the live auction. Among those participating, I’ve observed some distinct personalities. From Starters to Buyers, here are my live auction bidder archetypes.
Mission Moment Monday’s are created for you. It’s your chance to hear and experience the coaching of mission moment stories from all corners of the social sector. Gwen McCausland, Director of the South Dakota Agricultural Heritage Museum, is today’s guest storyteller. We worked on a sweet story about that brings her agricultural heritage museum to life.
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If you work at a non-profit organization you’ve likely experienced pain, frustration, and overwhelm. Sometimes on a daily basis.
I want you to know that I’m sorry for your pain.
Rather than tell you to “get over it,” I’m here to say I understand that your pain is real.Continue reading