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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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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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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The BEST way to find new donors for your nonprofit

I hear it all the time –   Where do I find new donors? Is there a list somewhere?   Ha ha. Uh, no.   There’s no magic pill you can take that will somehow attract rich people to your cause like moths to a flame.   That would be cool if it were real.30

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One Ring to Rule Them All: How ‘Lord of the Rings’ Can Help You Raise More Money

Even if you’re not a big Lord of the Rings fan, you still may recognize the key phrase “One ring to rule them all” from the epic movie and book trilogy.   But what you might not recognize is this: Hidden in that one line is a simple yet critical key to making this year30

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20 tips to raise more money in 2017 (part 2)

Last week, I shared 10 things you need to do MORE of in 2017 if you want to fully fund your nonprofit’s mission. (Read it here if you missed it.)   Today, I have 10 things you need LESS of this year.   Why?   Sometimes less is more.   Cut out the things that30

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