5 Cs of Effective Fundraising Appeals

Raising funds for needed items, foods, and services is the lifeblood of any nonprofit organization. Yet many organizations struggle with the staple of a successful fundraiser – the appeal. Your fundraising appeal needs to hit home with your audience, cutting through the clutter in their inboxes to make a real impact. Your appeal needs to

By |2018-02-16T20:07:56-04:00February 20th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

25 More Job Interview Questions for Development Directors

You may be applying for a job as a development director or you may be hiring a fundraising professional, either way, here's 25 more job interview questions. This is a follow up to my first post with 25 job interview questions for development directors. Use these interview questions as a basis for discovering the right

By |2018-01-13T15:56:55-04:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Raise More Money by Giving Donors Choices

One of the curious studies performed in pricing theory is around giving people options. In a sales situation, giving people three options often results in most people selecting the middle option. When you give donors a number of choices, you are setting an expectation of what other donors are doing. Setting this expectation with the

By |2018-01-29T20:06:22-04:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising|Tags: , |0 Comments

8 Best Nonprofit Digital Annual Reports

Creating a specific digital annual report gives nonprofits a number of options to showcase the great work their donors have enabled them to do. Digital annual reports give you an expanded set of capabilities that a PDF or Issuu (flip book style) annual report can't match such as video, animation, interactive elements, expanded information for

By |2018-02-17T12:50:45-04:00January 17th, 2018|Categories: Advanced|Tags: , , |0 Comments

25 Interview Questions to Hire Your Development Director

Looking to hire a development director or fundraising manager for your nonprofit? These 25 interview questions will help you through the HR hiring process and find the right fundraising executive for your organization. I developed the questions for all levels of candidates: you'll find job interview questions for those development directors just starting out in

By |2018-01-13T15:34:24-04:00January 13th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Fundraising|Tags: , , |0 Comments

8 Tools to Create a Digital Annual Report

Do you want to go beyond simply uploading a PDF to your site for people to read your annual report? Create a flip book style digital presentation to take your annual report to the next level. Instead of downloading the PDF, the reader can click thru and read your annual report on your site, or

By |2018-01-12T13:08:42-04:00January 12th, 2018|Categories: Advanced, Marketing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

11 Creative Ways to Thank a Donor

The way you say "thank you" to donors could be the most important communication pieces you have as a nonprofit organization. Unfortunately, many nonprofits send "thank you" communications that read more like a formal tax receipt then a heartfelt felt note of appreciation that motivates the donor to want to have a relationship with the

5 Mistakes You’re Making with Donors … That Have an Easy Fix!

During a recent one-on-one meeting with my our Content Marketer at Food for the Hungry, we were talking about value proposition and reviewing a proposed project. I made a comment that would have led the piece away from being donor focused and our Content Marketer calmly corrected my proposed change. It's amazing how easy it

By |2018-01-10T09:53:41-04:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: Advanced, Featured Advanced, Fundraising, Intermediate|0 Comments

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