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!
The New Year brings new resolutions and goal-setting to our lives. I bet you have already been thinking of how your organization wants to grow its fundraising goals. This blog will walk you through how to set your fundraising goals for the New Year. First Fundraising Goal: How much do you need… More How-To Develop a Fundraising Plan
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
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
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
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
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”