A surprising way to better fundraising

Improving fundraising is a never-ending quest for nonprofit leaders. But recent research shows a startling discovery on how to make your fundraising better. In “The Wake Up Call,” researchers Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Harriet Day researched leadership styles and their connection to successful fundraising. In the course of their research, they made a remarkable finding:

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What Nonprofit leaders need to know about the brain

Nonprofit work is stressful. So often we go about our work without realizing the effects of that ongoing stress on our brains. But Jessica Sharp does. The founder of Sharp Brain Consulting, Jessica helps leaders and the people they serve. Here she gives insights into what we should know about the brain to help our

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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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48% of US nonprofits say December fundraising was lower than last year

But most say overall 2018 fundraising is the same or better than last year’s. What a year 2018 was here in the USA. It started with a lot of nonprofit professionals and boards scared that the new charitable deduction would hurt giving. As the year went on, others worried about the tariffs and their impact

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4 hours of free leadership, goal-setting, and fundraising training

As much as I love to do in-person leadership and fundraising trainings, sometimes you just can’t get to them. So webinars can be incredibly helpful. Over the last few months, I’ve done webinars for NCDC, qGiv, NonprofitHub, and Bloomerang. Webinars on Leadership and Fundraising Here are free recordings of all four webinars. Nonprofit Leadership Goal-Setting

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Is there plenty of room on your fundraising island?

As a nonprofit leader, when was the last time you recommended another nonprofit? Plenty of room on the island A while back, Seth Godin wrote about there being plenty of room on the island. He observed that authors regularly recommend other authors even though an MBA program would call them “competitors.” It’s a great reminder

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Is there plenty of room on your fundraising island?

As a nonprofit leader, when was the last time you recommended another nonprofit? Plenty of room on the island A while back, Seth Godin wrote about there being plenty of room on the island. He observed that authors regularly recommend other authors even though an MBA program would call them “competitors.” It’s a great reminder

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Fundraising like Linus: what security blanket are you clinging to?

Last week, I sent out a fundraising coaching email to Fundraising Kick subscribers asking them if they were fundraising like Linus. My grandfather loved Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comics. Everytime we went to his house, we’d see lots of Peanuts characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Pigpen. And Linus. Do you remember Linus? I’d post a picture […]

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Fundraising like Linus: what security blanket are you clinging to?

Last week, I sent out a fundraising coaching email to Fundraising Kick subscribers asking them if they were fundraising like Linus. My grandfather loved Charles Schulz’s Peanuts comics. Everytime we went to his house, we’d see lots of Peanuts characters: Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Pigpen. And Linus. Do you remember Linus? I’d post a picture

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What is The Concord Leadership Group LLC?

Some of you have been seeing my name associated with at group called “The Concord Leadership Group LLC.” You’ve seen it mentioned in the emails you get from The Fundraising Coach. And over the last few weeks, since the release of the nonprofit sector leadership report, you’ve probably seen more and more posts from The […]

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