In the nonprofit world, everything hinges on fundraising. You’ve got to have money to deliver programs, right? Money keeps the lights on, the staff paid, and everything working. So, what does it really take to be successful in fundraising? Knowledge? Skill? Connections? All those things are definitely helpful. Yet there’s something else. In his book30
Want to raise more money? Start by knowing your numbers. Because you can’t manage what you don’t measure. Let me explain in this short video.
I believe we are all here on this planet to have the experiences life brings us, and to help one another. This week, I had the chance to do both. I was in my exhibit booth at a conference, talking with people about which of my fundraising books they should choose, when a woman walked30
Too often, I hear executive directors, Board members and fundraising staff compare themselves to other nonprofit organizations, usually with much larger budgets than what they currently have. To do so, you are playing someone’s game. You can only control what happens in your own organization. You can only execute your own fundraising plan. You can30
If you’re like me, you work hard (and maybe too much). I’m totally guilty of being a workaholic sometimes, but I get so excited about the fundraising work I’m doing that it’s hard to stop. It’s equally important to play hard and to rest. In this day and age, there is so much emphasis on30
I love the beach and last week, I had 3 days of meetings at Myrtle Beach. (I know, life is tough!) And of course, I managed to get some time actually ON the beach. I love digging my toes in the sand and playing in the water. I noticed some little mussels digging themselves back30
Dear new Board member, Thank you for saying “yes” to serving on this Board! Not everyone has the heart for Board work, and I applaud your willingness to give your time, your talents, and yourself to this very worthy cause as a nonprofit Board member. There are several things you need to know to30