Cultivation & Cocktails

  Raise a glass to creating a fun and social atmosphere in order to introduce potential donors to your nonprofit. Check out a great article by Stay Classy on the 8 Ways to Host the Ultimate Donor Appreciation Event and how to host a successful donor cultivation reception. Cheers!

Preparing Your Board for BIG Fundraising

12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium Exceptional Governance Days I am thrilled to be speaking at the USD Governance Symposium on Friday, January 8, 2016. My presentation topic is: “Preparing Your Board for BIG Fundraising” . Let’s face it: most board members don’t like asking for money. Who can blame them? It is an uncomfortable thing… More Preparing Your Board for BIG Fundraising

Three Pillars of a Great Donation Page

As you prepare for your year-end giving campaign, make sure that your donation web page is set up for successfully receiving donations. Check out Stay Classy’s suggestions:  Simplicity Priority #1. Make sure people will get through your donation page! Priority #2. Limit external navigation! Branding Carrying over your branding, messaging and imagery to the donation page… More Three Pillars of a Great Donation Page

#GivingTuesday

  What is #GivingTuesday? An online fundraising opportunity for your nonprofit organization coming up this Tuesday, December 1, 2015.   Why is #GivingTuesday a “thing”? Giving Tuesday began in 2012 as a day dedicated to giving to nonprofits. It is observed each Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday… More #GivingTuesday

The Best Nonprofit Direct Mail Pieces

Tis the season for your year-end appeal… it is the most wonderful time of the year to fundraise. Below are the 10 MUST DO key elements of a year-end appeal.    #1  Compelling story in the letter about a recipient of your organization’s services. #2 Eye catching facts and figures since most readers will simply skim the letter, highlight what… More The Best Nonprofit Direct Mail Pieces

October 14 seminar: How to Get Your Board “On Board”

I am excited to be leading this seminar on How to Get Your Board “On Board” graciously hosted by Cavignac & Associates Insurance Brokers… which means they are making it free to YOU!! This seminar is for you if you can answer “yes” to any of the following questions: Do your board meetings run for… More October 14 seminar: How to Get Your Board “On Board”