Board, Fitz Team, Nonprofit Education, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading Meet Hannah Berger, Fitz’s Senior Consultant

Board, Nonprofit Education, Speaking Engagements

Special Workshop: Board Management

Join Fitz Nonprofit Consulting's Senior Consultant, Hannah Berger, as she talks about Managing Up: Secrets to Stellar Board Engagement at The Hive at the Leichtag Commons on January 17, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am. Cost is $18 (includes lunch)! Sign up here! Details below. As a professional in the charitable sector, chances are you have big goals,… Continue reading Special Workshop: Board Management

Major Gifts, Nonprofit Education, Research Studies

Need to Know: The Highlights of the Giving USA Report 2017

  Just in case you didn't have a chance to read the full Giving USA Report... here is your cheat sheet highlighting the information you need to know!   Highlights of the Giving USA 2017 Report: A total of $390.05 billion was donated to nonprofits in the United States in 2016 –  almost an $11 billion increase from… Continue reading Need to Know: The Highlights of the Giving USA Report 2017

Nonprofit Education

Union Tribune Article: Passion Key for Fundraising Careers

There was a wonderful article in the Union Tribune about me by Henry DeVries. Check it out below or here.   Many fundraisers feel that having an inadequate number of staff members who know how to garner donations is a key internal challenge holding their non-profit organization back from making more impact, according to a… Continue reading Union Tribune Article: Passion Key for Fundraising Careers

Nonprofit Education, Strategic Plan

Want to learn how to develop a strategic plan for your organization?

I am teaching Strategic Planning in October for the University of San Diego Business of Arts Certificate Program. Even if you are not in the "arts and culture" sector, I would still encourage you to take the class. I will teach you how to develop a strategic plan for your organization and be provided all… Continue reading Want to learn how to develop a strategic plan for your organization?

Fundraising Across Generations, Nonprofit Education

Book #17: The Importance of Educating Fundraisers

  “I always thought I would go back to school for my master's.” I spoke to Valerie Livesay, a professional fundraiser and class of 2006 graduate from the University of San Diego, Masters in Nonprofit Leadership and Management Through the program, she received: a comprehensive understanding of all facets of running a nonprofit organization access… Continue reading Book #17: The Importance of Educating Fundraisers

Fundraising Across Generations, Nonprofit Education

Book Post #3: Fundraising 101

Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking with Anne Farrell who is the Vice President of Philanthropy for Voices for Children during the day and professor for the fundraising class through the University of San Diego’s nonprofit masters program in the evening. I interviewed her about her fundraising course, Resource Development and Fundraising. “I am… Continue reading Book Post #3: Fundraising 101

Fundraising Across Generations, Nonprofit Education

Book Post #2: Nonprofit Masters Management vs. Leadership

In my conversations with folks who teach and direct nonprofit masters programs, something very interesting came up. “A good leader has to know something about management but a good manager does not have to lead. Knowing how to manage and lead is critical -- you have to know both." I had the pleasure of speaking… Continue reading Book Post #2: Nonprofit Masters Management vs. Leadership