Granted, most nonprofit managers know that foundation grants are a huge and important part of funding the sector. What many of those managers might not know, however, are some of the facts related to grants.
The exponential growth of the Internet, while offering near-limitless possibilities for nonprofit fundraising, has also led to the questioning of traditional methods of fundraising.
Both nonprofits and for-profits need to be aware that consumers are becoming conscious consumers.
Getting buy-in for a great idea from everyone in your organization – constituents, board, even staff – is sometimes like trying to feed broccoli to a three-year-old. You know it’s good for them. But they are too stubborn to try it, and by the time you finally convince them to go for it – it’s cold.
Fundraising is an adventure that can have its own success stories, as well as its own horror stories.
Is your staff not reaching your major gift goals? Don’t fire them – not yet at least – according to Laura Fredricks, expert fundraiser and author of “The Ask: How to Ask Anyone for Any Amount for Any Purpose.” Fredricks gives five tips on how you can manage your staff better to raise the tremendous gifts your organization expects – and deserves.
Don’t think that fundraising is fundraising, no matter for which nonprofit you work. Each genre of nonprofit, from environmental to health services to the arts, will each have their subtle nuances.
Reading is Fundamental (RIF) received almost 80 percent of its private funds from corporate entities during the past three years. While having corporate funders is great, the Washington, D.C.-based organization shared how it’s leveraging those company relationships to leverage individual giving.
Nonprofits can’t afford to put the same effort into soliciting a $5 million gift as they do a $50 gift. Face-to-face solicitation might be the gold standard, but strategic online efforts are making it easier to create personal and engaging asks, according to Nancy Withbroe, director of integrated consulting services at CDR Fundraising Group, and Laura Zylstra, managing consultant, New England at Skystone Ryan.
The long green is an integral part of any banking enterprise, but as conference-goers at the recent Cause Marketing Forum in Chicago learned, green can have another meaning.
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