Pitch! Can you effectively pitch your nonprofit in 180 seconds?

Last fall (2012), I was lucky enough to participate in San Diego Social Venture Partners, Advance! San Diego 2012 where 10 San Diego nonprofits competed in an electrifying competition for $50,000 in cash and in-kind services. As a mentor, I was paired up with a nonprofit who needed to develop a 180-second pitch to effectively … More Pitch! Can you effectively pitch your nonprofit in 180 seconds?

Are you needy?

Often we talk about our organization’s services that offer a “hand up” not a “hand out”. Teach a man to fish, right? So, why do we, as fundraisers, make pleas to our current and prospect donors for money citing how needy we are for their money? Essentially asking for a “hand out.” “Men take only … More Are you needy?