What to Do if Your Event Doesn’t Reach Your Goal This Year

Hybrid fundraising events are popping up everywhere this year as we continue to navigate the ongoing pandemic. Last year, online events were new and had an excitement that seems missing this year. Last year, many organizations I provided coaching for exceeded their goal. This year, things are looking different. Many…

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How the Right Fundraising Software Supports Storytelling

This week I’ve got a special guest post by John Killoran, inventor, entrepreneur, and the Chairman of Clover Leaf Solutions, a national lab services company. Storytelling can level up your fundraising campaigns by appealing to your donors’ emotions and fostering their connection with your mission. When donors resonate with your…

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My Fundraising Best Friend

Today I’m sharing MY fundraising best friend with you. I know your time is valuable and your plate is full. You need a best friend to make your life easier and even make you look good. Most importantly, my friend will help you exceed your major gift fundraising goals. What…

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Planning a Fundraising Auction: Steps from Beginning to End

This week I’ve got a special step-by-step guest post to help you plan your fundraising auction — by Joshua Meyer, Director of Marketing at OneCause If you’re looking for an engaging fundraising activity, a charity auction is one of your best choices. Not only do auctions raise a ton of…

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5 Things to Do NOW to Increase Fall Fundraising Results

What if you knew going into the fall that you will exceed your annual fundraising goals? Impossible you say? Not really. Just like athletes focus for years refining their skills to be better, successful fundraisers are always working to be better. On August 3 the folks at Grant Station are…

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Don’t Expect Donors to Give at Your Next Fundraising Event

You spend OH so much time on the details of planning your golf outing, gala, fundraising breakfast or lunch, wine-tasting, or fund-a-need activity. And then, invitations are sent and you expect donors to give. Unfortunately, your guests don’t care much about the napkin colors, centerpieces, gift bags, or the font…

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How to Write an Effective Nonprofit Mission Statement

Whether your nonprofit is an enterprise-level organization or a team of one, your mission statement serves as the heart of both your cause and your fundraising strategy. Writing a mission statement that summarizes your nonprofit tends to be easy, but writing one that effectively positions your nonprofit to appeal to donors can be tricky.

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5 Website Features All New Nonprofits Should Know and Use

Your website is vital to keep your nonprofit running by enabling you to connect with donors, volunteers, and members that provide needed support. However, figuring out and implementing the exact features that lead your website’s visitors to become long-term supporters can require trial and error, especially for organizations lacking a tech background. But what constitutes

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5 Website Features All New Nonprofits Should Know and Use

Your website is vital to keep your nonprofit running by enabling you to connect with donors, volunteers, and members that provide needed support. However, figuring out and implementing the exact features that lead your website’s visitors to become long-term supporters can require trial and error, especially for organizations lacking a tech background. But what

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Debunking 7 Common Myths For New Nonprofit Professionals

You’re ready to save the world, right? Chances are, you’re not starting work with a nonprofit with that level of naivete, but you do want to make a meaningful difference for a cause you care about. Whether you are just starting a career, making a mid-life change, or are looking for one last flourish

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