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… Continue reading Missing: Board Members.

Capital Campaigns, Leadership

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… Continue reading Campaign Leadership

Cultivation, Dating Your Donors, Major Gifts, stewardship

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… Continue reading The “Magic” in Major Donor Fundraising

Donor Research, Major Gifts

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… Continue reading Donor Research = Successful Solicitations

Social Enterprise, Uncategorized

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… Continue reading Social Enterprise for Nonprofits

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

Capital Campaigns

Timing is Everything: When is it the right time to launch a capital campaign?

One of the fundraising trends we are seeing in the nonprofit sector when it comes to fundraising is the launch of capital campaigns. Part of the reason is due to the positive economy making it the "right time" to conduct a major fundraising campaign because donors are doing well financially. So, when is the right… Continue reading Timing is Everything: When is it the right time to launch a capital campaign?