Nonprofit fundraising

What Nonprofit Fundraisers Can Learn From Political Fundraising And Organizing

What Nonprofit Fundraisers Can Learn From Political Fundraising And Organizing While you might not associate nonprofit fundraising with political fundraising, there are plenty of tools and techniques you can learn from political organizing when researching the best ways to fundraise.  If you are wondering how to fundraise for your organization or campaign, we’re here to share some of the top techniques and tools you can take from political fundraising.  Below are some of our favorite skills and tools from political fundraising:  How to Build Community and a Sense of Belonging Honesty and Transparency Around the Use of Funds How to Play the Long Game Change

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coaching and consulting

Are coaching and consulting the same thing?

Coaching and consulting are nothing alike. You might be pretty surprised by the statement because often people say that they are a coach AND consultant. I am one of those people. But when I’m coaching and when I’m consulting it looks and sounds fundamentally different. This is why it’s so important that if you are hiring a coach, you are hiring someone who has been trained formally or, ideally, is certified in coaching. Let’s break down the fundamental differences between coaching and consulting… I’m going to start with consulting because I actually think it’s conceptually something that we are more comfortable with. Consultants are “engaged

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One of the top inquiries I receive from nonprofits is what types of questions they should be asking during donor meetings. In addition, I also often receive the question of when it is appropriate to ask a donor about their intended contributions to the nonprofit.  As children, we are often conditioned not to talk about …

Did you know the success of your nonprofit organization starts with your story? That’s right. The story you tell donors, both small and large, will heavily influence how much money you raise, how many donors you retain, and whether you will build a sustainable future for your organization. When we think of storytelling, we often …

It’s always been known that nonprofit organizations need cross-sector partners to successfully raise money for their causes. However, it hasn’t always been made aware of just how much nonprofits contribute to the success and positive culture of those corporations. The need for organizations to partner with nonprofits in pursuit of broad-reaching outcomes has increased substantially …

Nonprofit organizations across the world are struggling with donor retention, with the average retention rate hovering around 45%. Of course, donor retention benchmarks vary depending on many factors, including the type of nonprofit. Retaining donors is essential to the longevity of any nonprofit organization because those returning funders represent stability. Contributors who routinely invest in …

It’s no secret that being a fundraiser is a complex job with many emotional and social aspects that make it difficult. From anxieties about asking donors for money to formulating the perfect strategy to encourage more donations, it’s understandable why so many dread the act of fundraising if they haven’t done personal work around their …

In this day and age, the advancements in technology have pushed nonprofit organizations to have to get creative when it comes to fundraising. Especially with the recent COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the planet, organizations are moving towards a more virtual avenue for raising charity funds. Hosting fundraiser Zoom events has quickly become a great way for …


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