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).
Even if you’re not a big Lord of the Rings fan, you still may recognize the key phrase “One ring to rule them all” from the epic movie and book trilogy. But what you might not recognize is this: Hidden in that one line is a simple yet critical key to making this year30
Thanks to Zach Hagopian with Accelevents for today’s article. Those who have organized a successful fundraiser know the importance of having great sponsors. Whether your event is large or small, sponsors bring a level of legitimacy to your cause, while also significantly contributing to your proceeds. This combination of increased revenue and added exposure is30
As an animal welfare organization, your chief concern is obviously the health and well-being of animals. But in order to achieve that lofty (and undoubtedly worthy) goal, your nonprofit will need to figure out a way to fundraise effectively and efficiently — read: inexpensively! You’re in the right place to pick up some new tricks.30