Each month, members of the Get Fully Funded Club are treated to a webinar lead by an expert in fundraising resource development.  Our club webinar this month was so good I wanted to share a few takeaways with you. Our presenter was Lori Jacobwith of www.LoriJacobwith.com. Lori is a master storyteller and she shared some30

Special events have their place in a well-rounded fundraising program. They can generate buzz about your organization, help you gain exposure to new audiences, and give you a break from other fundraising activities. But sometimes an event starts to lose its luster. And you have to stop doing it. It can be a tough decision30

I bought this book after hearing author Jonathan Schick speak at a conference in Dallas, and I was delighted.  It’s a quick read, and full of nuggets of wisdom. If you’re trying to figure out how your Board and Executive Director should be working together, this book will give you a good idea.  Interwoven with30

I read “Good to Great and the Social Sectors” recently. I’m a big reader of all things nonprofit and there are a couple of things in this short book that really resonate with me. The first thing in the book that struck me was the importance of leadership for a nonprofit. We all know that30

Raising money can be easy or it can be hard – it’s your choice. There are two things that make fundraising easy:  knowing (and doing) what works, and believing you can be successful. If you’re using tried and true fundraising and marketing strategies, you will raise money.  More importantly, if you believe in your cause30

What happens when the people you want to help aren’t seen as worthy of help?  This summer, I had the privilege of travelling to Montego Bay, Jamaica to lead a Board retreat for the Jamaican Christian School for the Deaf and Servant’s Heart Jamaica.  Both are amazing nonprofit organizations doing mighty work. The country is30

Last weekend I had the privilege of speaking at the Ohio Habitat for Humanity conference. I work with lots of Habitat affiliates across the country and this was a treat to be at an event with hundreds of them! I presented several sessions, and there were definitely some themes among the info I shared. Here30

Marketing is something that many people think they understand, yet few really do. In nonprofit fundraising, marketing is key to success. Fundraising marketing at its simplest is about finding the those people who are likely to care about your cause and giving them the chance to support you. It’s not necessarily about sales, although that’s30

Many of my blog readers are on the lookout for something new and different in fundraising. Here’s a guest article on Crowdfunding from Sandip Sekhon at Go Get Funding. This may not be a fit for you, but it’s good to know what’s out there. What is crowdfunding and how can you succeed? Crowdfunding has30