21 Big Ahas from the 2018 Inspired Fundraising Retreat

There was plenty to learn at this year’s Inspired Fundraising Retreat hosted by Get Fully Funded. One participant had 16 pages of notes at the end of Day 1! Another said we had changed her life in just 1 day! We helped people define their big dream, get ideas for telling their story, and about

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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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20 Tips to Raise More Money in 2017 (part 1)

  What’s the best thing about a new year?   Is it a fresh slate and a chance to start again?   Maybe it’s having several days off to rest and recharge.   I think one of the best things about a new year is the chance to hit the ‘pause’ button.   We have30

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A 10-Minute Exercise to Shift Into Gratitude

 Fundraising is a busy business.   There’s always more to do than you can get done.   Can I get an ‘amen’?   If you’re like me, I sometimes feel like I’m on a raft moving swiftly down a raging river and I just dropped my paddle.   Life moves fast! Sometimes it’s hard to30

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Top Takeaways from The Inspired Fundraising Retreat

  As the AHAs were popping, folks were sharing online.   People were tweeting and posting to social media like crazy last week from The Inspired Fundraising Retreat.  (You can search #InspiredGiving for more.)   I know not everyone could be there, so here are some of the best nuggets that were shared that will30

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50 Ways to Get Inspired

Inspiring your donors to give is important.   Inspiring yourself and staying motivated is, too.   Let’s face it – fundraising isn’t easy. Some days, it’s downright hard.   You’ve got more to do than you can get done, and there’s always someone asking why you can’t raise more money.   I’ve been there. I30

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9 Things Every Nonprofit Should Be Grateful For

It’s Thanksgiving week here in the US. Many of us are pausing to count our blessings.     It made me think of all the times that people complain about working in nonprofit. We certainly don’t do it for the money!     As I think back over my career in fundraising, there’s a lot30

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Nonprofit Inspiration By the Dozen

Are you on Pinterest? It’s pretty easy to get lost there for hours, looking at craft projects, recipes, and funny memes. I have several Boards there including one where I pin inspirational quotes. Some of them move me. Others make me think. Some inspire me to do better and be better. Here are a dozen30

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