Meet Hannah Berger, Fitz’s Senior Consultant

Hannah Berger, M.P.A, began working with Fitz Nonprofit Consulting in the spring of 2016. Since then, she has become an invaluable member of the Fitz Team and my “partner-in-fundraising-crime”. Hannah’s specialty is as a philanthropy coach to nonprofit staff and board leaders. She pulls on her incredible experience and expertise in working with major donors…

Missing: Board Members.

How often have we been frustrated with our Board members for not making a Board meeting, showing up late to the meeting, or not being prepared for the meeting despite the fact that you sent them 10 documents to review ahead of time? I know I have. Repeatedly. Ahem! And then a couple months ago, I…

Sunset Concert & Cocktails

Join Fitz Nonprofit Consulting on Thursday evening for cocktails and light bites on the Leichtag Farmhouse patio followed by a musical concert in the outdoor auditorium. Thursday, June 26, 2018 5:30-6:15 p.m. – Reception 6:15-7:00 p.m. – Concert RSVP to ensure your drinks and nibbles. Benefits International Music Sessions. To receive your complimentary ticket, please…

Campaign Leadership

There are 4 elements to a successful campaign. For the overview of all 4 elements, check out my blog here. This blog will focus on the 4th element: Campaign Leadership. There are a number of leaders that you will need to successfully complete a capital campaign. Lead Donor Makes the lead gift to the campaign…

The “Magic” in Major Donor Fundraising

When I meet with potential clients, they often think I have a magic wand in my purse that I will wave all around their offices and things will magically change for the better. Like, new donors will instantly start giving or current donors will double their donations. Presto-chango! Instant increased fundraising!! What I have found…

Donor Research = Successful Solicitations

Meet Fitz Nonprofit Consulting‘s team member, Meghan Petyak, Fundraising & Donor Prospect Researcher. Ms. Petyak has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector. A member of the Fitz Team since 2017, she began her nonprofit career in fundraising research at the MET and went on to lead the prospect and donor research operations…

Social Enterprise for Nonprofits

the last decade, social enterprises – like Tom’s Shoes, One Hope Winery and FEED – have become a popular way of doing business successfully. The concept is simple: Make and sell a product whose sales will go directly to financially support and create visibility for a charitable cause. Given the success of social enterprises in…

Best Ideas: Year End Appeal

It is that time of year again when our email and snail mail boxes fill up for requests for funds to support our favorite causes… or even causes we have never heard of! What makes a letter compelling? There are a couple qualifiers before I get into the technical aspects that make a letter successful….