One of the hardest messages for any organization to create is the one that introduces your work to someone new. The One Minute Message (aka the elevator pitch or elevator speech) needs to explain why your organization exists in just a few words, and most importantly, it needs to leave them wanting more.
One of the most important aspects of any event is the registration process. How can you make it as easy as possible and ensure a smooth, frustration-free experience for people, maximizing sign-ups and ensuring almost everyone who visits your page actually buys a ticket?
Before evaluating an existing volunteer program or embarking on a new one, determine what motivates your volunteers and work toward creating, and supporting, a program that best serves their needs while advancing your mission. I recommend using the “3 R’s for Happy Volunteers”.
Learn what's new about GuideStar's redesigned Nonprofit Profiles from its president and CEO, Jacob Harold.
No matter how fantastic the cause, a fundraiser will not get results without nailing the basic skills of making donors feel comfortable, getting past gatekeepers, and getting prospects to return calls. Read on to learn how to get donor prospects to call you back.
Your ability to demonstrate your value with metrics and fact can make or break your chances for grant funding. Government and foundation grantmakers want to see evidence that grantees are achieving the results they said they would.
You want to create a compelling video to communicate your organization's great work, but where do you start? Do you need to spend a lot of money on expensive production equipment or software? Should you hire an outside company to do the work for you? Benjamin Packard founder of Retainer Media, answers all these questions and more.
Have a child headed to college in the fall? Thinking about heading back to school? In need of a little support for your education for 2016-2017? It’s time to think about scholarships!
Machinery clunks to a halt between floors. Two strangers are stuck. No phone. No answer but echoes to their cries for help. Scary, right? Except they’re on an escalator. Does this scene describe your nonprofit's struggle with board fundraising?
As we look into 2016 let's look back at just a few of Foundation Center Cleveland’s favorite blog posts of 2015.