12 Cool tools to raise more money in 2018

  It takes time to plan and execute a stellar campaign to raise money to fund your ongoing operations.   And for those working in a small nonprofit, time is your most precious resource.   When was the last time You had an empty “to do” list? Had time to just sit and think? Felt30

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The A to Z Guide to Understanding Your Donor

  Everyone wants to be understood.   Taking the time to understand your donor is a great investment of your resources and will pay off big later.   Think about it: the more you know about what your donors want from you, the easier it is to give it to them. And donors who get what they30

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“Help! I Need a Major GIFT RIGHT NOW!”

Has this ever happened to you?   A campaign doesn’t go well. A grant doesn’t come in. Unexpected expenses pop up. Something goes wrong and throws your whole budget out of whack.   It puts your nonprofit between a rock and a hard spot financially, and all eyes look to you to pull a rabbit30

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50 Fundraising Lessons from #BloomCon

Sometimes you just need to get out of your chair.   It’s easy to get into a rut at work.   Day in and day out, you work your routine – finishing tasks, making plans, fighting fires. (Sound familiar?)   Routine is not exactly a bad thing, but to learn and stretch and grow, you30

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7 Terrible Tales of Foul Fundraising and Detestable Donors

It’s Halloween week and to celebrate, I’ve got a treat for you – scary stories that some of my readers have shared with me about their experiences working in nonprofit fundraising. Some of these are crazy. Some will make you shake your head in disbelief. Others might even make you wonder what kind of a30

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12 Nonprofit Fundraising Truths Straight From the Trenches

I love it when readers write in and share their thoughts. Last week’s article “Go From Squeamish to Successful When You Ask For Money” apparently struck a nerve. Thanks to all who told me how much you got from that. One was so good I wanted to share it with you. Here’s some fundraising insight30

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It’s Time for Fundraising Plan 2.0

It’s April, which means the first quarter of 2015 is done. Now is a great time to pause and reflect on what you’ve gotten done and see what you need to do next. It’s time to pull out your fundraising plan and see if you’re on track. If you don’t HAVE a fundraising plan, you’re30

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12 of the Biggest Fundraising Opportunities that Most Nonprofits are Wasting

Oddly enough, this started with a conversation with my chiropractor. She was telling me that she’d been trying to volunteer with the local pregnancy support group. And she was frustrated. She told me a story that’s way too common. Maybe you’ve experienced this too. I sure have. She reached out to them to volunteer. They30

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12 of the Biggest Fundraising Opportunities that Most Nonprofits are Wasting

Oddly enough, this started with a conversation with my chiropractor. She was telling me that she’d been trying to volunteer with the local pregnancy support group. And she was frustrated. She told me a story that’s way too common. Maybe you’ve experienced this too. I sure have. She reached out to them to volunteer. They30

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12 of the Biggest Fundraising Opportunities that Most Nonprofits are Wasting

Oddly enough, this started with a conversation with my chiropractor. She was telling me that she’d been trying to volunteer with the local pregnancy support group. And she was frustrated. She told me a story that’s way too common. Maybe you’ve experienced this too. I sure have. She reached out to them to volunteer. They30

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