Tony Poderis

Tony Poderis has been a fund-raising consultant since 1993, serving the need of all non-profit institutions’ to develop and to maximize their potential to raise annual, endowment, capital, and sponsorship and underwriting funds.

He is the author of the widely used and praised book It’s a Great Day to Fund Raise, a step-by-step guide to help volunteers and professionals be as successful as possible as they carry out their fund-raising responsibilities.

Fundraising Management Strategies

Fundraising Management – In the nonprofit world, when it comes to “memberships,” we seem to be of two minds. On the one hand are memberships that convey benefits in exchange for a fee, and on the other, those that recognize donors for gifts made.Fund Raising with Fee-Based MembershipsIn fee-based memberships, a patron of The Metropolis […]

Nine Basic Truths Of Nonprofit Fundraising

Fund raising is a combination of common sense, hard work, preparation, courtesy, commitment, enthusiasm, understanding, and a belief in what you are asking others to support. Fund raising is not magic; it is taking action and earning support.by Tony Poderis Author of “It’s a Great Day To Fund-Raise!”Myths about fund-raising:The process is a mysteryYou need […]

Nonprofit Fundraising Myths

Helpful tips from Tony Poderis, a leading fundraising expert and author, about the truths and myths of Nonprofit Fundraising:When it comes to fund-raising, there are truths and myths. The truths illuminate the path to success. The myths speak with the dark voice of “conventional wisdom” of what can’t be done and won’t work.Throughout my career […]

Internet Fundraising Tips

This article by Tony Poderis, a fundraising consultant, pre-dates most social media like Facebook, but it still has some relevant points about what to consider when thinking about Internet Fund-Raising. Whether you include social media in your internet fundraising efforts or not –  and you definitely should – now charitable fundraisers are truly global in […]

Non-profit Mission Statement For Fundraiser

Tips on making your mission statement for fundraiser purposes by fundraising consultant and author, Tony Poderis.Don’t Make Your Organization’s Statement Of Purpose A “Mission Impossible”We read in all of the right publications and we are told by the experts that a non-profit organization’s mission statement should be contained on the back of a business card, […]