Get Your Fundraising Black Belt

Mark, my spouse, has a third-degree black belt in karate. Recently he explained that when he prepares to test for the next belt it feels like you’re being asked you to do the impossible. But, by the time you get to test day you’re confident and ready.  What you’ve practiced and learned makes the once impossible tasks easily achievable.

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Scarcity Mindset vs Possibility Mindset

The simple question I ask most often when I’ve been brought in to help an organization raise more money is: How will you reframe your comment or question to come from possibility rather than scarcity?

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Don’t Lower Your Expectations to Meet Performance

As nonprofit leaders, keep this in mind: “Don’t lower your expectations to meet performance.” Too often we lower our goals because we don’t believe they are possible.

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Your Communication: Inviting or Just Noise?

In the winter (and this spring!) when it’s snowy and cold I walk at the mall near my home early in the morning. Yeah. I’ve become one of “those mall-walker” people.

I have plenty of time to think and since the stores are closed I notice things I don’t normally see.

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Top Three Things Every Nonprofit Communication Must Have

Successful nonprofit organizations keep things simple when it comes to what and how they communicate. To be most effective the top three things every nonprofit communication must have are simple.

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Is Anyone Paying Attention to Your Messages?

Your nonprofit has a Facebook page, an Instagram account and maybe someone on your staff regularly writes blog posts with mission moment impact stories. You’re doing all the work to get noticed, right?

But are your messages breaking through the noise?

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In Fundraising Focus on What You’ll Gain Rather Than What’s Difficult

As you decide whether or not you’ll meet your fundraising goals this year, or whether or not to make that major gift ask, or why to shift your communication to be more engaging, or focus on creating a culture of philanthropy remember change takes focus and work. But it doesn’t have to be so hard.

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Alone IS Harder

There is one thing I’m certain of: YOU are doing the best you can. You juggle more tasks than other departments or jobs at your organization. Much of what you do is invisible to others: update donor information, write grant proposals, do research on donors, schedule meetings, and, and.

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Alone IS Harder

There is one thing I’m certain of: YOU are doing the best you can. You juggle more tasks than other departments or jobs at your organization. Much of what you do is invisible to others: update donor information, write grant proposals, do research on donors, schedule meetings, and, and.

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