Simplifying nonprofit strategic planning for beginners 

  Nonprofit strategic planning does not have to be complicated or time consuming.   Yet most people cringe at the thought of doing it.   Probably because we’ve participated in the process at some point – sequestered in a room with our Board and staff, doing exercises on flip charts with sticky notes or dots,

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What successful grant seekers know that grant strugglers don’t 

Grants can be a vital component of a successful fundraising plan and generate a big chunk of income for your nonprofit.   But if you don’t know what you’re doing, it can be hard and those grant awards can be elusive.   So, what does it take to get grants? What do the successful grant

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3 keys to turn your fundraising event into a 6-figure success

Fundraising events are a lot of work.   For most nonprofits, they don’t generate nearly enough revenue to be worth the time, effort, and money invested.   Yet other nonprofits have 6 and 7-figure events that attract all the big donors in town and are talked about for weeks afterward.   How do they do

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A game of 20 questions for small nonprofits trying to grow

Fundraising people are full of questions.   Who, where, when, why, how much….. asking to seek knowledge and find ways to generate the revenue their nonprofit needs.   Questions are a good thing. They help you learn.   When you ask the right question, you can get information you need to make decisions.   But30

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A game of 20 questions for small nonprofits tying to grow

Fundraising people are full of questions. Who, where, when, why, how much….. asking to seek knowledge and find ways to generate the revenue their nonprofit needs. Questions are a good thing. They help you learn. When you ask the right question, you can get information you need to make decisions. But sometimes, Fundraisers ask the

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Top 5 Things to Do Before You Write a Grant

If there’s one question we hear more than any other from newbies, startups, and folks with underfunded nonprofits, Folders with the label Applications and Grants it’s this: “How do I get grants?” Grants can be an excellent source of revenue to pay for programs, projects, and even overhead, and we believe grant seeking

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Top 5 Things to Do Before You Write a Grant

If there’s one question we hear more than any other from newbies, startups, and folks with underfunded nonprofits, it’s this: “How do I get grants?”   Grants can be an excellent source of revenue to pay for programs, projects, and even overhead, and we believe grant seeking is part of a healthy, diversified revenue stream.30

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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 to a role

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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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