Done right, a capital campaign can both expand your nonprofit’s mission in bold ways and build the major donor pool for your annual fund. Done wrong, it can shrivel resources, morale and dreams.
If you've written several grant proposals in your career, chances are you've heard at least one "no." As grant seekers, it is our job to distinguish between the "no's" that really mean "no, for now" and those that mean "no, never."
Before, fundraisers had to focus on how to gain donors' trust and confidence and persuade them to support our organization. Now, they must learn how to creatively give supporters the tools they need to raise money on your organization’s behalf. Give the power back to the people who care for your cause just as much as you do.
Kristi Andrasik, program officer at The Cleveland Foundation, is the first recipient of the newly-established Michael G. Shinn Award for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Philanthropy. The Philanthropy Ohio Board of Trustees created the award to honor Shinn, who died earlier this year. He chaired the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee, taking on primary responsibility for guiding the organization’s work in this arena.
It’s time for leaders in the sector to apply more critical thinking and discipline to the “scaling” discussion than we have in the past, starting with these four questions. When we do, we stand to exponentially increase the likelihood of success for those scaling projects that we do take on.
Susan Danish, executive director of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., discusses how to manage internal change and transition at nonprofit organizations.
If you want to leverage people’s feelings of generosity during the holiday season, you need to start planning now. If you’ve already begun (yay you!), you need to make sure you’re not missing any tricks that could be raising you a lot more money.
Marshall H. Ginn, Managing Director of Capital Development Strategies LLC, shared seven sustainability success factors that can help maximize a nonprofit’s full potential in this recap of a recent program at Foundation Center Washington, DC.
Claire Axelrad shares her five secrets to success when crafting fundraising appeals and end-of-year campaigns.
Donor acquisition can be a daunting task for smaller grassroots organizations. Who has the time, the staffing, or the resources for a donor acquisition strategy when you’re a staff of a few or none? Here are some tips offered in a recent session at Foundation Center San Francisco.