From the “Get lemonade from lemons” school of thought comes the idea: There are no threats, only opportunities. Well, there are opportunities, and then there are threats.
Enlisting the aid of employees to boost fundraising is a tried-and-tested idea. But during an Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) annual conference, Bob Ramin of the Washington Animal Rescue League, Nina Fascione of Defenders of Wildlife and Martha Schumacher of Hazen Inc., emphasized the idea of partnering with program staff to raise more revenue.
The success of a nonprofit often rests on public awareness of the cause. People can’t donate to an organization or cause that they are not even aware of, and making them aware can present a huge challenge.
Prospecting is a much more sophisticated process now than just five years ago. It can also pay off when you find the correct formula.
This article on designing donation solicitations contains no truths.
Asking questions is important. But, just as important is knowing when to ask the right question, Andrew Sobel and Jerold Panas wrote in their book “Power Questions.”
Most people who have achieved success in their lives can point to a mentor who provided some kind of help or advice along the way.
Consumers are getting used to triggered messages due to apps and assorted technology that track their every purchase — and sometimes their every move. Donors are consumers, too, and they might be open to such messages.
Managing, like success, can change people. This can be good or bad, depending on many things. In their book “The Idea-Driven Organization” Alan G. Robinson and Dean M. Schroeder take a look at the problems managers face and ways that can help them deal with complicated, stressful and exhausting situations. They offer the following points:
While adequate insurance is necessary, making insurance the lead dog in the risk-avoidance pack is not the best method of combating risk.