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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 …

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Volunteer: Recruit Volunteers successfully

The difference between your Volunteer Program and Your Major Gifts Program

Thoughts from my conversation with Breauna Dorelus at Connecting the Cause So what ARE the key difference between your volunteer program and your major gifts program? When you think about the skills that make your major gifts program successful they include building relationships, earning trust, having a deep understanding of the donors needs, and ensuring …

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Nonprofit fundraising

Why your nonprofit should accept stock donations

Do you ever come across a solution to a problem you didn’t even know you had?  This happened to me recently.  I came across StockDonator.com – a company designed to help nonprofits accept donations of publicly traded stock.  Then I posted on my instagram asking if accepting stock donations is something that my clients are …

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Seek more visibility

Are You Seeking More Visibility? — tips from a visibility expert Part 1

Have you ever realized that fundraising in itself actually involves all the components of who we are as people? And yet we look at it through a tiny lens focused on the work itself. My advice? Seek more visibility authentically. What I’ve found in my past roles as a fundraiser and now as a fundraising …

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How Forgetting About Your Donors Leads to the Hamster Wheel Hustle

Donor Retention: 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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Median compensation for female CEO's

Median Compensation for female CEOs LOW in Nonprofit Sector

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. Women Power the Nonprofit Sector but They are Systematically Disempowered. How? While I know you are …

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

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

So you didn’t make your fundraising 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 …

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

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

What are the top 2021 fundraising trends? 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 …

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

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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In all of my years of fundraising, nobody ever talked to me about vulnerability and fundraising, it ultimately impacts all we do as...

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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