Leaders are facing an increased need to handle non-routine situations and work. As the complexity of today's nonprofit environment continues to increase, you'll need to learn how to deal with new circumstances. Jeremy Reis discusses non-routine leadership with Alloy CEO Jeff Dickson.
How do you fundraise in a crisis? A pertinent topic for what's going on in today's world, Tim Smith and Dale Berkey explore how to retain funding for your nonprofit through an economic or global crisis.
Jeremy Reis is joined by Mike Meyers and Tim Smith to help you learn how to communicate with major and midlevel donors, how to deepen relationships even without in-person visits, and how you ask for money during a time of crisis.
Working with major donors is a key part of an executive director’s role at most organizations. But how much time should a leader plan to spend on fundraising? Learn the recommended time balance for your organization.
A major donor rep who isn’t the right fit for your organization and its mission is a painful and costly mistake - one that many of us have made. Explore the most important factors in making the right hire.
How do you know when to make a funding request of a prospective major donor? How do you ask? Explore the four-stage process that can guide your relationship building, your assessment of a donor’s readiness, and how to make “the ask.”
There are times when a major donor representative is afraid of over-communicating with people on a caseload and compensate by removing the donor from all communications. This is a mistake. Learn what you should do instead.
Planned giving is a difficult topic to discuss with donors. But there are ways to make it an honoring conversation. In this Quick Win, Tim Smith explains how to broach this topic, what to say, and how to motivate a donor to take the next step in planned giving.
Jargon is any word that is used in place of a simpler concept, something we use only at our nonprofits or within the nonprofit industry. In this Quick Win, Jeremy Reis will teach you how to cut the jargon from your donor communications.
The nonprofit organization's executive leader has a crucial role to play in major donor fundraising. In this Quick Win video from Tim Smith, you'll learn how to involve your chief executive in your fundraising and make an effective use of his or her time.
Your fundraising appeals need to be readable to convert. Testing has shown that the copy should be readable at about a grade level 7. But how do you write at a grade level 7? In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to use a free tool, HemingwayApp.
Learn how to tell a story of one person in your fundraising appeal in this Quick Win from Jeremy Reis. This is a powerful concept in fundraising and is the secret to fundraising success for so many organizations.