The departure of an organization’s founder or a chief executive who has become strongly identified with the organization or even the mission can be a traumatic one for any nonprofit. Even now, many organizations are facing the prospect of losing individuals who have provided leadership for a long time.
Direct mail is dead. Unless it isn’t.
Monthly giving programs can work very well in fundraising, but many organizations are struggling to draw any funds and don’t always have the resources to develop monthly donations.
We hear a lot about outcomes and the need to include data in funding proposals. This is undeniably true. Increasingly, funders are giving to high-performing, high-impact organizations that have outcome data to back up their claims of success.
Life offers many challenges and complexities. So, then, does the nonprofit sector in its effort to deal with what life presents. So, then, does the risk that nonprofits face in what they do.
Refusals. Being cut off in the middle of a conversation/phone call. Insults. And, with all that, pressure from above to show even better results.
Embracing ethical standards might seem like just a way of avoiding trouble, but taking an ethical stance is more than just keeping opponents at bay.
Offering a means for donors to give their money online is standard practice for most nonprofits, but many organizations fall into the trap of thinking that once “something” has been put on the Worldwide Web, then everything is copacetic.
Fundraisers are aware of the need for stewardship, but as Jennifer K. Pelton of Public Justice Center Maryland (PJCM) said, they should not get so hung up on stewardship mode that they forget to ask for something once in a while.
When examining information on funders, you’ll often see phrases such as “gives to pre-selected organizations only” or “does not accept unsolicited proposals.” These signal that the funder selects its grantees using an internal process that does not include reviewing applications.
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Volume 29 No. 6
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