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,…

San Diego Nonprofits by the Numbers

10,844 nonprofit organizations within San Diego County 92% have an annual budget under $1,000,000 $18B in revenue brought in my nonprofits annually $6B in total wages to the region contributed by nonprofits 115,344 nonprofit jobs 88% of people in San Diego have public confidence in nonprofits   What do the numbers mean? Thanks to the…

Cheat Sheet: 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…

The Four Elements Your Organization Needs to Succeed at Capital Campaign

A Feasibility Study is based on four Predictive Indicators for Success that aid in determining how an organization can be successful. An urgent and compelling case for support motivates constituents to make the number and size of contributions necessary to meet a significant campaign goal. It must have: A reason for raising money that clearly reflects…

The Phases of a Campaign

  I am often asked, about the phases of a capital campaign and when a campaign should “go public”. There are four distinct phases of a campaign. The first is the planning phase and this is by far the longest phase of all four. The planning phase begins when the nonprofit Board of Directors and Staff members…

Campaign Volunteer Leadership: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly

By Renee Fitzgerald   I was fortunate to host a panel discussion at the USD Governance Symposium last week with three incredible panelists: Jay Hill, CEO, Library Foundation ($185 million capital campaign) Dr. Tim O’Malley, VP External Relationship ($300 million capital campaign) Don Stump, CEO, North County Lifeline (launching a campaign)   My panel of…

My Philanthropic Predictions for 2017

2017 promises to bring change and hopefully a better future. The building strength of the economy will continue to positively increase philanthropy this year. Below are my philanthropic predictions for this New Year.       Generosity rising. 2017 will bring another increase in total philanthropic giving by ~4% to reach a new high of over $388…

The Leaders Behind the Library

Volunteer Leadership takes many different forms during a campaign. The San Diego Public Library raised an astonishing total of $185 million. At the time, it was the largest Library campaign in the history of libraries. Although much talked about What you may not know is that $20 Million of that total was raised in the…

Top 3 Strategies to Win Corporate Sponsors

The best return on the investment of a corporate sponsor is helping out the charity, but it doesn’t hurt if they receive a few (or more) perks! The best sponsorship packages offer value to the sponsor through the following strategies. First Strategy: Provide a ROI Obviously, the biggest Return on Investment (ROI) for a sponsor is…

Board Governance: The Struggle is Real

Do you sit on a board? Do you work with a nonprofit board of directors? If so, chances are at some point (or most days), you have experienced frustration and wondered why the board does not function better. The struggle is real. I was recently encouraged by these words: “Board governance is a journey, not…