Blog posts tagged with Fundraising planning
Strategies that help empower and inspire your board members to embrace fundraising success.
Peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns yield significant benefits: more donations, more awareness, more relationships, and plenty of supporters to share the load. But if you haven’t done one before, getting started can feel overwhelming.
Far too many organizations ghettoize revenue generation into ill-prepared development departments and development committees of the board. They need to view revenue growth and development in the much larger context of high performance at the organization level.
Done right, a capital campaign can both expand your nonprofit’s mission in bold ways and build the major donor pool for your annual fund. Done wrong, it can shrivel resources, morale and dreams.
Before, fundraisers had to focus on how to gain donors' trust and confidence and persuade them to support our organization. Now, they must learn how to creatively give supporters the tools they need to raise money on your organization’s behalf. Give the power back to the people who care for your cause just as much as you do.
If you want to leverage people’s feelings of generosity during the holiday season, you need to start planning now. If you’ve already begun (yay you!), you need to make sure you’re not missing any tricks that could be raising you a lot more money.
A representative of a local grassroots nonprofit asked a challenging question at a Foundation Center San Francisco event last month: How can smaller grassroots organizations compete with more established nonprofits to garner the support of funders? Shawn Dove from the Campaign for Black Male Achievement had some valuable advice, which he calls the “5 Rs”.
There are two ways you can spot that you’re wasting your time with a bad fundraising strategy. Veteran fundraiser Armando Zumaya discusses identifying the true ROI of a fundraising campaign and developing relationships.
Whether solving a Rubik’s Cube or developing a millennial engagement strategy, each requires the recognition that you’re dealing with a new kind of puzzle with its own tricks and quirks. So, what are the tricks for how to solve the millennial engagement puzzle?
Social entrepreneurs often end up wasting precious time running after unrealistic funding opportunities and knocking on doors that will never open instead of investing their energies in more effective approaches. If you want to get a social venture off the ground, here are a few common fundraising pitfalls to avoid.