Everything slows down in the summer, right? After all, they’re known as the “lazy days of summer.” I don’t know about you, but I can’t remember the last time ANYTHING in my world slowed down. (I might have been 6 years old!) When the warm days roll around, and co-workers start heading out on30

By: Sandy Rees I have a theory about nonprofit Boards. Most small nonprofits have people on their Boards who don’t understand what they’ve said “yes” to. They don’t know what they’re supposed to do as a Board member, and in the absence of knowledge, they do whatever looks fun or familiar. That leaves the door30

By: Sandy Rees Raising money requires awareness. If people don’t know you’re there, they can’t support you. [tweetthis url="http://www.getfullyfunded.com"]No one wakes up in the morning and randomly picks a nonprofit to give to. People give to charities they’ve heard of and trust.[/tweetthis] The way to generate buzz is to get in front of people who30

By: Sandy Rees   Everyone wants a high-functioning Board. Yet few know how to make it happen. At the AFP conference in San Antonio, I had the privilege of hearing Simone Joyeaux present a session on Boards. I thoroughly enjoyed it (she’s an entertaining speaker!) and I took some great notes. Here’s the summary of30

We all want to be more productive, right? Here’s the latest from the Nonprofit Blog Carnival, hosted most recently by Nancy Schwartz over at Getting Attention! There are some great tools and bits of advice here. My favorite in the list is “You don’t have to work 100+ hours a week” from Natasha Golinsky. Read30

By: Sandy Rees Deeper relationships lead to increased giving. You already know that. But did you know that these relationships also create loyal donors? People who feel connected with an organization see themselves as a part of the solution.  As long as the believe that “you + me = we” and we’re changing lives together,30

Guest post by Kathie Kramer Ryan  My favorite thing about foundations is that they exist to give money away. Program officers are paid to answer questions from potential grantees and share information about funding priorities. And when you receive a grant, the award letter stipulates the reporting schedule. Foundations are donors who tell you what30