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… Continue reading Campaign Leadership
“We just can’t find good development directors, and when we do make a hire, they don’t perform well or they leave too soon!” In the past six months, I have had a couple of nonprofits approach me to reconfigure their development departments. Both have had an absence of a Director of Development for over a… Continue reading Gone Fundraiser.
"If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" If I have a success in my life and no one is around to see it, hear about it or celebrate it with me, does this success resonate as much with me? … Continue reading Do you have a witness to your life?
I am reposting this blog from a colleague, Mark Fackler, who wrote a very candid and intriguing post about his personal fudnraising over a course of a year. The original post is here and below. In my mid-twenties, I developed a motto for my life that was “face your fear.” Over the years, after much… Continue reading Conquering the Fear of Asking
Do you remember this "I Love Lucy" clip? Sometimes I think this video is a good example of what is often happening in nonprofits. Nonprofits are often under-staffed and the staff wears multiple hats with to-do lists that are too long and unrealistic. And bless their hearts, nonprofit staff work so hard to… Continue reading Little by little, a little becomes a lot