We’re one week into 5780. In the year ahead, how can your efforts make even more of an impact? Having this clarity and the plan to get there will kick start you into 5780 with a new resolve, focus
Rosh Hashanah is next week. One organization I know sent honey to their donors. When donors opened the package, many were met with a gooey honey mush on their hands. Apparently, the plastic honey bottle did not survive the post office delivery!
Fiscal years 2019 and 2020 are projected to be very successful for many nonprofit organizations. Here are five of the best tips that can ensure your success as a nonprofit organization. Encourage consistency
You know who your biggest donors are. But your ‘BIGGEST’ donors are not necessarily your ‘BEST’ donors. Before I break down the difference between your BIGGEST and your BEST donors, you first have to accept a very important premise.
Each of your donors are giving to you for good reasons. If you know what's driving them, you're at an advantage when you ask for their support. In the world of fundraising, they say, donors give for two reasons:
My Jerusalem Prayer is a new service that enables people from all over the globe to send their personal prayer note to the Kotel. Notes can be typed or they can be handwritten, scanned and emailed. You will receive a photograph and/or video of your personal prayer being inserted into
Nonprofits are just as vulnerable to cyberattacks as any other organization. Perhaps even more vulnerable, given that cybersecurity seems too often to be a second thought for nonprofit leadership. In order to protect your donors, volunteers and ultimately, your cause, you need proper security practices. Here are a few places to start. “I’m not a... Read more »
I had secured a meeting with a big potential donor. We were delayed for 45 minutes, so when I finally met him, I asked how long we had. “Just five minutes,” was his response. I decided to devote four and a half of those minutes to him. Looking around his office at the incredible
For many of us, there’s an almost inbuilt inertia to fundraising. It’s not something that we feel motivated to do. We may need to do it. And we do it. But mostly when our present needs necessitate.
It's summer. Your donors are away. Not much is going on. What should you do in your fundraising? Even when your donors are away on vacation you can and should keep your big donor relationships