Fundraising

Stop Stewarding Donors, Start Raising Money

For a lot of organizations, donor stewardship is nonexistent. If you don’t have any donor stewardship happening in your organization, then you want to read this blog on: How Forgetting About Your Donors Leads to a Hamster Wheel Hustle.  And yet for others, they use donor stewardship as a distraction to cultivation. Is this you?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ …

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How Forgetting About Your Donors Leads to the Hamster Wheel Hustle

Did you know that the average donor retention rate in the nonprofit sector is only 40-50%? When people talk about donor retention, they refer to the ‘know, like, trust’ factor and the fact that donors don’t have enough ‘trust’ in the nonprofit sector.  Trust IS definitely an issue when it comes to funders and giving, …

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Women Power the Nonprofit Sector but They are Systematically Disempowered

Women Power the Nonprofit Sector but They are Systematically Disempowered One month isn’t enough, but it doesn’t have to be the only time we recognize what women are doing in the nonprofit sector. Let’s do this for each other, daily and for the long haul until things get better. Like what? While I know you …

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Not Achieving Your Fundraising Goal Is The Best Thing That Could Have Happened To You

So you didn’t make your goal. Guess what? That’s the best thing that could have happened to you… (If this sounds like nails on a chalkboard to you, hear me out, please)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Whenever I set fundraising goals, and work with my clients 1:1, I have them set huge fundraising goals.These aren’t always their actual budget …

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2021 Fundraising Trends: How to Make Virtual Events Work for Your Organization

I talk a lot about the idea of understanding your ‘core offerings’ to funders. This isn’t about old-school donor-centric models. It’s about creating experiences based on the perspectives and through the ‘lenses’ of everyone involved. What I mean by your core offering is:  What is at the heart and soul of the invitation you’re making?  …

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Vulnerability: one of THE biggest missing elements of fundraising training and support in the sector. PART TWO

In my last article I mentioned two things that must change in the nonprofit sector to support us and detailed the first one: Training for fundraisers on how and why vulnerability shows up in our work.  Understanding the nonprofit stigma that creates the shame side cycle that exists when inviting people to give to our …

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Vulnerability: one of THE biggest missing elements of fundraising training and support in the sector. PART ONE

In all of my years of fundraising, nobody ever talked to me about vulnerability and fundraising. Which is a shame, because it ultimately impacts the way we feel about fundraising and all we do as fundraisers.  Being in touch with the vulnerabilities that are brought up around fundraising and knowing how to handle them is …

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