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.
“Quiet on the set!” With that shout, documentary filmmakers Brandon Kramer, Lance Kramer, and Aqiyla Thomas from Meridian Hill Pictures transformed a chock-full classroom at Foundation Center-Washington, DC, into a world where anyone with an iPhone or iPad can create videos that move people to action.
In fact, organizations and funders are often on two sides of the same coin with respect to identifying issues ripe for advocacy. While community organizations that know their target populations intimately are well-positioned to discern and document unmet needs that funders can help them to address, funders are also apt to recognize emerging unmet needs, by detecting trends and making connections across funding requests.
Ten years ago, I received a call asking, "Would you be interested in joining our board?" It would have been helpful to have a list of questions to ask current board members and the executive director before I began this journey.
How many people have unrealized dreams of improving the health and well-being of people in their community but lack the resources that are necessary to successfully realize them? Ironically, these are the same dreams that could transform the health of people who live in their communities and do not have access to primary health care. It could be the perfect combination for impact—people who are from the community helping those in the community.
There are two ways you can spot that you’re wasting your time with a bad fundraising strategy. Veteran fundraiser Armando Zumaya discusses identifying the true ROI of a fundraising campaign and developing relationships.
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