4 Tips for Fundraising after 2 Major Hurricanes

“What do I do?” This question came a few days ago from a client. We’ve been working for months on a new virtual fundraiser for her global nonprofit, planning to hold the event September 30 (less than 3 weeks away). And in the past few days… a major hurricane– on top of another major hurricane, brutal wildfires30

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Fundraising Lessons from the Inspired Fundraising Retreat

  The Inspired Fundraising Retreat was a mind-blowing, game-changing 3-day event designed to get people thinking about how to raise more money for their nonprofit’s important work.   With our focus on donors and donor relationships, we covered growing your donor base, messaging your work in a motivational way, building relationships in manageable steps, and30

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3 Fundraising Strategies Every Small Nonprofit Should Avoid

When you the Lone Ranger in your nonprofit trying to raise money and do a hundred other things, it’s tough.   You have too many things to do and some days, you just don’t know where to start. It’s easy to get overwhelmed and fall into the Trap of Trying.   You try this. Then30

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8 Things You Should Do NOW to Raise More Money This Fall

Here we are in the heat of the summer, and I’m thinking about the cool temperatures of Fall.   Actually, I’m thinking about how to raise more money this Fall.   It’s closer than you think and will be here before you know it.   If you’re a Last-Minute Lucy or Larry, and usually wait30

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52 Lists Every Fundraiser Should Make

  List makers rejoice!   Here are 52 lists you can make to help you move your fundraising efforts forward in a big way.   These lists will help you get your ideas and information out of your head and in front of you where you can see them regularly. Hopefully, they’ll spark your creativity30

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7 Fantastic Fundraising Ideas to Spring Into Summer

Summer is just around the corner, and now is the perfect time to start laying plans your fundraising ideas. If you’re interested in reaching your goals, you need to get your donors’ attention and get them excited to support your nonprofit’s cause. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of exciting fundraising ideas well-suited for the30

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How do I ask strangers for money?

I got this question recently and it’s a good one.   It’s a multi-layered question, really.   On the surface is “how do I ask for money from strangers and get it?”   Underneath it, there’s more.   I haven’t met anyone in fundraising who LIKES cold-calling, so I sense stirrings of discomfort and anxiety30

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9 Things Smart Nonprofits are Doing This Year to Raise More Money

As we close in on the end of the first quarter of 2017, my big question for you is this: Will you meet your Q1 goals? Do you even HAVE quarterly goals? Setting goals for the year is smart. Breaking those annual goals down into quarterly ones is even sm…

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6 Low-Cost Fundraising Ideas for Animal Welfare Organizations

As an animal welfare organization, your chief concern is obviously the health and well-being of animals. But in order to achieve that lofty (and undoubtedly worthy) goal, your nonprofit will need to figure out a way to fundraise effectively and efficiently — read: inexpensively! You’re in the right place to pick up some new tricks.30

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How Ellen hit her annual fundraising goal in just 6 months

Everyone loves accomplishment. There’s nothing like the feeling of hitting a goal. It’s satisfying and gives you a sense of pride. But to do it in half the usual amount of time is thrilling. That’s what happened to Ellen Bushman. Ellen is the Vice President of Development at Lutheran Family Services of Virginia. (www.lfsva.org) The30

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