Two Words Nonprofits Shouldn’t Use

Two Words Nonprofits Shouldn’t Use – There are two words that non-profit groups shouldn’t use in their donor communications, whether its email, online, in a fundraising letter or a newsletter. Those two words are “very” and “different” and you are doing your organization a disservice by using them.Why? Because to an educated person, they make […]

Nonprofits Bad Reputation

Here is a lengthy article about statistics showing that some not for profit organizations are developing a bad reputation in polls by David Clayton, PhD, Vice President, Nonprofit and Social Issues Research Group, Harris Interactive.While a Third of Adults Think the Nonprofit Sector in the United States is Headed in the Wrong Direction, a Vast […]

Foolproof Donor Fundraising

This article describes several ways to improve your donor relationship management by identifying with your donors. Tommy Yan explains the nine reasons why people donate money to nonprofit organizations and why you should consider those in your fundraising appeals.9 Ways To Identify With More DonorsI pulled up to the curb and met three pairs of […]

Non-profit Organizations Fundraising Advice

Are you looking for some inside information on fundraising for non-profit organizations? Here’s an up-to-date report from fundraising experts who should know.Basic Rules for Your FundraisingConsidered as an ethical activity, your fundraising activity should preferably adhere to basic rules of personal integrity, public probity and accountability. After all you’re the cream society, who is on […]

Non-Profit Fund Raising Tips

Non-profit fund raising is all about multiple streams of income, so how do you make more money for your organization?Simple. When you put together your annual plan, you need to include as many ways to raise money as possible.So, you’re probably thinking: “That’s easy for you to say, but how exactly do I go about […]

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 […]

Nonprofit Fundraising Relationships

This article on maintaining nonprofit fundraising relationships by Michelle Pearson, a long time fundraising professional in the nonprofit sector, predates most social media, but many of it’s points remain relevant.The golden key to effective fundraising is an organizations ability to manage relationships. While some may consider this an oversimplified explanation of a complex non-profit business […]

Nonprofit Fundraising Mistakes

I’m a board member of a local nonprofit and we are about to launch our annual campaign. Like other nonprofits in our community, we are facing a very competitive funding environment. There are more agencies seeking more money from more sophisticated donors.It’s enough to make you run for cover.How To Avoid Three Common MistakesThe reality […]

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, […]

Advice For Capital Campaigns

Capital campaigns fund raising advice and tips on getting the most out of each strategy. Mission statements, writing fundraising letters, donor management & more. Find some solid advice and learn what you need to investigate further.Be sure to check out the article on Fundraising Mission Statements. While that may seem like a no-brainer, you’d be […]