Volunteers are the lifeblood of many nonprofits.They can bring extra hands to a program. They can also bring fresh ideas, new enthusiasm, and a different perspective. They work without reward and often under less-than-perfect circumstances. So, be sure to thank them. And thank them well. It’s National Volunteer Week, so what better30
You step into the room and you start to sweat. You’re here to meet people maybe gain some new supporters. Your stomach churns. Your mind races. Your palms are clammy. You’re going to have to introduce yourself and you’re not sure what to say. We’ve all been there. We want to sound sharp and yet30
Hi there. This is your nonprofit donor speaking. I’m not sure you’ll get this message – we don’t seem to have very good 2-way communication. But on the outside chance that you might be listening, I wanted to share some things that you do that really bother me. Some of them are little and some30
Every time you communicate with your donors and the community, you’re either reinforcing their understanding of you or confusing them. Think about it – the nonprofits that regularly and consistently share about their mission have supporters who are very clear about the nonprofit’s purpose. They get it and they’re excited to be part of it.30
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