Overhead. Ugh. It’s the hardest thing to raise money for, right? No one wants to pay for salaries. Or to keep the lights on in your building. Or for the dozen or so other items that must be paid for to keep your nonprofit running. You’ve probably looked for30
Want to fully fund your nonprofit? Here’s the key: create diversified revenue streams. In other words, get money from more than once source. Having diversified revenue streams creates stability and keeps you from being overly dependent on one source of funding, which is dangerous. The problem with sole-source funding30
Do you ever feel like you’re working and working, and still not raising the money you need? You’re putting in a lot of hours, trying a lot of things, and you just can’t hit your goals. Yeah, I think we’ve all been there. You know why that happens? It’s the30
The Inspired Fundraising Retreat was a mind-blowing, game-changing 3-day event designed to get people thinking about how to raise more money for their nonprofit’s important work. With our focus on donors and donor relationships, we covered growing your donor base, messaging your work in a motivational way, building relationships in manageable steps, and30
Have you ever sat on a 2-legged stool? Didn’t think so. I’m not sure there is such a thing. It would be unstable. It would be like being on a bicycle and you’d have to balance yourself. Wouldn’t really be much of a seat, would it? A stool with30
When I use the word “fundraiser,” what comes to mind? A dinner? Silent auction? T-shirt sales? Most people are used to events and sales. Those are what I call fundraisers. They are activities that are transactional in nature and designed to raise money from a purchase that someone makes from you.30
I got this question recently and it’s a good one. It’s a multi-layered question, really. On the surface is “how do I ask for money from strangers and get it?” Underneath it, there’s more. I haven’t met anyone in fundraising who LIKES cold-calling, so I sense stirrings of discomfort and anxiety30
Sometimes you just need to get out of your chair.
It’s easy to get into a rut at work.
Day in and day out, you work your routine – finishing tasks, making plans, fighting fires. (Sound familiar?)
Routine is not exactly a bad thing, but to learn and stretch and grow, you need to educate yourself. Read. Network. Go to conferences.
In other words, get out of your chair (and your routine).