The conventional wisdom that people donate to people is still a fundraising cornerstone. And the same adage works between nonprofits and funders, according to Cynthia L. Bailie, The Foundation Center director of Cleveland office and special online initatives, and Michael J. Parry, president of Community Health Partners Regional Foundation in Lorain, Ohio.
If you want donors to give online you have to remind donors of that option, according to Valerie Lambert, assistant director of development at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth in Baltimore.
Do you want to build excitement around your capital campaign? It might be time to enlist the help of some cheerleaders, according to Michael J. David-Wilson, executive director for the Middlesex County College Foundation in Edison, N.J.
Grant writing doesn’t begin when your pen touches paper or fingers tap away at the keyboard, according to Bret L. Heinrich, director of advancement at The OASIS Institute based in St. Louis, Mo.
How many times have you ditched an online purchase because of the information form? Retailers call the ditch consumers make between the item interest and credit card information submission “abandoned shopping carts,” partly due to bulky information forms.
Young donors in the 20 to 40 age demographic are unique. Some have never lived in a household without a computer. Many are on at least one social networking site. Some actually think reality T.V. is normal.
Money talks — or lately around the country — gasps. But nonprofits are finding that talk can mean money.
Want to write a press release, but have no idea where to start? Janet Rice McCoy, assistant professor at Morehead State University, and Jeanette Drake, associate professor at Kent State University, explained the essentials in “PR Bootcamp: Media Kits” at Blackbaud’s 2008 Conference for NonProfits.
Many fundraisers approach the idea of planned giving through asking for money and aligning the request with mission.
One way by which nonprofits can deflect a bad image caused by fundraising scandals is the use of watchdogs, organizations that study the operations of organizations and report on their findings.
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