A common refrain among executive directors is that board members aren’t involved enough in fundraising. Fundraising, however, is one of the fundamental responsibilities of a board member. Here are a few ideas for board members to get more comfortable with fundraising.
As storytelling has jumped to the top of the nonprofit communications priority list, many of the clients we work with feel both invigorated and overwhelmed by the challenge of telling their organization’s stories. Just like good stories, good quotes are made of ideas so memorable and succinct that they are easily passed along. Here are five.
Part 2 continues with a few tips on sending a clean application packet, from your friendly neighborhood artist/activist who has taken several turns as a grant/fellowship reviewer and recipient.
If we can't play the same game the rest of the world plays in terms of professionalism, how can we be expected to be taken seriously (i.e., paid)? Here are a few tips from your friendly neighborhood artist/activist who has taken several turns as a grant/fellowship reviewer and recipient.
Donor retention rates declined from 50 percent in 2006 to less than 39 percent in 2013. Smart nonprofits are using a multi-channel approach to keep their donors informed, engaged, and passionate. How can you use social media to keep more first-time donors?
Have you considered how managing volunteers can help you achieve your professional goals as a nonprofit leader or social entrepreneur? Learn how managing a skills-based volunteer can take your career to another, more rewarding, level.
How can you spend more time asking for support and less time writing proposals? Here are five strategies to streamline your foundation fundraising program and ensure that you spend your time as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Does your nonprofit suffer from an inability to consistently articulate their organization's value? An unclear or inconsistent message about your work makes it difficult to solicit funding. A well-crafted case for support should precede any fundraising and communications planning.
You are one person operating with limited resources. Your time will be better spent, and your organization better served, if you can do a handful of important tasks well, rather than fruitlessly attempting to juggle a thousand things at once.
Setting up an effective major gifts program in your institution may be a challenge, but there’s no reason for it to seem impossible. Here are four myths that Armando dispelled with ample humor at Foundation Center San Francisco’s Open House last month.