What if someone told you to avoid collaboration if possible. Now I’ve got your attention, huh. That’s the warning given, in bright bold orange letters, in the opening pages of the Fund for Our Economic Future’s Collaboration Handbook. “Collaboration should only be pursued when it is absolutely necessary to achieve the desired change,” writes Chris Thompson, the handbook’s author. “Collaboration should never be the goal,” he goes on. “It is a means to the goal.”
And then, he says this: “But just because collaboration is needed doesn’t mean it is possible.”
Have you ever been told to “lead from a position of strength?” What exactly does that mean? Turns out that one of the most important questions you can ever ask (and answer) is, “What are my strengths?”
A capital campaign is an effective strategy for raising the millions of dollars necessary to complete large projects. However, due to their complexity and the sheer amount of funds that need to be raised, they can span multiple years and strain an organization’s internal operations. Here are six tips to succeed and maximize nonprofit capital campaigns.
Online giving is a must for modern organizations. Learn how to optimize your online giving strategy and maximize fundraising through these simple steps!
Regardless of a nonprofit’s unique mission and goals, legislative advocacy can be an effective tool to further the organization’s cause. A nonprofit organization that is involved in legislative advocacy ultimately allow their members to see an active organization championing their cause. Here are three strategies to help propel your nonprofit organization's legislative advocacy efforts.
At a time when the nonprofit community is bracing for cuts to federal grant funding programs and state budgets, it’s empowering to remember that a group of thoughtful, committed citizens really can change the world.
Whether gearing up for a capital campaign or are just looking to learn more about these intense fundraising endeavors, this guide has you covered. It answers several pertinent questions about implementing a capital campaign.
We all have distinct personalities—some of us are outgoing and whimsical, while others are nerdy and creative. Your nonprofit is no different.
There are a multitude of benefits to peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising, from community-building to cost-cutting. In this article, we’ll show you tips to perfect your P2P campaign and reveal best practices for designing your plan so that you can maximize those benefits and exceed your fundraising goals.
It's time to work smarter not harder. Just as you plan for a meal, the task of developing an endowment plan can at first be perceived as a daunting task. The lack of time, staff, capacity and a budget can be huge stumbling blocks to the necessary requirements for endowment development. Here are four steps you can take to get started.