Becoming a successful nonprofit fundraiser isn't just about what you need to learn or do, it is also about what you need to give up. For 14 years, I volunteered as a football coach in various levels from 5th and 6th grade through high school junior varsity. Each season, I started the team with the
Building and maintaining donor relationships is the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization. You will learn why building relationships with donors is important, how your current definition of donor relationship may be wrong, and how different donor audiences need different types of relationship building techniques.
Dave says, “The job candidate that you sent me is just not qualified for the position of development manager.” Wendy replies, “You mean the son of the chairman of our board?” Dave replies, “Yeah.” Wendy replies, “So when is his start date?”
Dave says, “I have some great candidates for the Development Manager role. Three have several years of experience in development and the fourth has a masters degree in Nonprofit Fundraising.” Wendy replies “What about Hunter?” Dave asks, “The son of our board chair with no experience and a liberal arts degree?” Wendy replies, “I hear
Giving Tuesday is almost here! Many nonprofits take advantage of the collective campaign around Giving Tuesday to drive donations. This list of 118 email appeal subject lines came from a variety of nonprofits last year for Giving Tuesday. Use it as inspiration as you develop your Giving Tuesday email campaigns. It's Not Too Late to
Dave asks, "If you could change something about our fundraising, what would it be?" Hunter responds, "I'd focus mostly on millennials, they're the most giving generation." "But overall they're giving less, how would you make up for the income loss?" Hunter replies, "With more social cred."
Developing a great end of the year fundraising strategy can mean the difference between success and failure with your biggest fundraising quarter of the year. Today, you're going to learn how to develop a strategy - not just any strategy, but a GREAT one to guide you to success. You're going to build this great
Do you have written goals for your end of the year fundraising? You've probably heard this illustration before: having goals is like having a destination for a trip. If you get in the car and start heading somewhere without setting a destination, you'll end up heading nowhere. The same is true for your goals. Do
Writing a catchy and creative subject line will help grab the attention of an email recipient to draw them into your appeal. It isn't easy to penetrate the inbox of someone who receives hundreds of messages each day and walk away with a donation, so writing a creative and compelling subject line helps draw in
Overcoming the naysayers on fundraising can be an overwhelming task. It's funny how many people who don't understand fundraising offer an opinion that what you're doing won't work or they have a better way to do it. One of the myths you may encounter is that the writing style doesn't work, that it's outdated, and