How to Choose the Right Fundraising Consultant

When you’ve tried everything you know to raise money and it’s just not working, or you find yourself a little lost and not knowing what to do next, it might be time to bring in a fundraising consultant. If you’re like most people running a nonprofit, you got into this to make a difference.

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Secrets of Working from Home Successfully

Working from home is a dream for many! The thought of not commuting, hanging out with your pets all day, being able to grab something from the fridge when you want, and following your own schedule sounds almost luxurious! Now that you may have no CHOICE but to work from home, the reality is

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Get more done in a day (and boost your fundraising productivity!) with these 12 smart hacks

Fundraising productivity is not just about how much money you can raise. It’s about focusing on the RIGHT activities. It’s also about creating effective systems and workflows so that you aren’t pushing through your day trying to get as much as possible done, because, yuck. The truth is that there will never be enough

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Keep the Holiday Spirit All Year Long

“Christmas isn’t just a day, it’s frame of mind” – Miracle on 34th Street The holiday season is drawing to a close. Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Hanukkah are giving way to a brand new year! We’ve spent a month or more watching visions of perfectly wrapped gifts and beautiful decorations dance across the Hallmark channel like

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The Practice of Personal Gratitude in Fundraising

Holidays around a nonprofit can get pretty stressful! There are year-end fundraisers, volunteer parties, donor thank-you letters, and last-minute appeals to send out. Some nonprofits programs rev up around the holidays, providing meals and gifts, keeping the homeless warm, or preparing for an influx of post-holiday pets that need homes. Add to that the

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How to raise money when Imposter Syndrome makes you feel like a fraud

People start businesses and nonprofits to make a difference, not to raise money, be a leader, or manage an organization. Maybe this is you. Your dream is to change lives and solve problems. Or maybe you didn’t start your nonprofit, but you may as well have because the passion and commitment to the cause

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9 nonprofit leadership skills every Founder & Director must master

Growing a nonprofit takes more than just passion: you also need creativity, persistence, and a handful of nonprofit leadership skills to guide your organization through the growth years. Without good leadership, everything falls apart. It’s like a band with no director – everyone is playing their own song and together it’s just noise instead

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7 time leaks that are zapping your productivity

  Your most precious resource is time.   If you had more time, you could get more done. Right? More time to get organized.   More time to plan.   More time to respond to email and voice mail.   More time to THINK and not rush through everything (can I get an amen?).  30

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Your Personal Fundraising Success Plan

One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that there are two sides of fundraising.  There’s the outside part where all the “how to” stuff lives. Do this, don’t do that, love your donors, etc.   Then there’s the inside part where it’s all about how you think and what you feel. Really, it’s mindset.30

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Your Personal Fundraising Success Plan

One thing I’ve noticed over the years is that there are two sides of fundraising. There’s the outside part where all the “how to” stuff lives. Do this, don’t do that, love your donors, etc. Then there’s the inside part where it’s all about how you think and what you feel. Really, it’s mindset. And30

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