Management Tips

5 Ways To Rebuild A Middle Donor Program

August 29, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Middle donors are often treated like middle children. They are the loyal, dependable donors who get overlooked because they aren’t the high maintenance major donors and they aren’t the shiny new donors who need our attention.

Red, Blue or Indifferent: The Election Changed Fundraising

August 29, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

November 8, 2016 marked a turning point in fundraising in the United States. The unanticipated outcome of the presidential election resulted in a surge in donors. Many organizations adjusted fundraising strategies and are now asking, “what’s next.”

10 Tips For The Major Gifts Name Game

August 22, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

It’s one of the biggest trends in fundraising: An ever-steepening donor pyramid has led organizations toward pursuing smaller numbers of very wealthy prospects. 

Iterate Or Overhaul – That Is The Question

August 21, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

People are doing much more research before contributing or getting involved, begging the question of what sort of first impression your organization is making. Is your website modern and engaging or does it look like something that was cobbled together ages ago?

4 Ways to Go Beyond Broadcast Texting

August 15, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

Text messaging is often used like email — you build a list and then blast your audience with information, links, or donation requests. However, the channel offers more than just an opportunity to push out messages.

The Ask Can Go Sideways In A Hurry

August 14, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You’ve thought the question over a thousand times in your mind, walked over, summoned the courage to ask, and got shot down. All of a sudden, you’re a pubescent again, rejected at the school dance.

Small NPOs Can Compete And Prosper

August 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

You might have heard a colleague or peer talk about planned giving or maybe you’ve taken your interest a step further by doing some research online or sitting in on a session at a conference. The requisite relationship building, organization, and legal considerations can make taking the leap intimidating, however.

Building Your Program Based On Analytics

August 8, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

For some fundraising shops, it’s a task on par with embarking on a voyage to a far-away volcano destroy an all-powerful ring. Analytics, by their nature, can be complex with so many different variables potentially factoring in. To those who are able to master the strategy, however, often go the spoils.

Nonprofits Still Lag Behind In Diversity

August 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The workforce is expected to expand from 150 million to 164 million within the next five years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. How important is bringing diversity to that growth to your organization?

8 Ways To Add Planned Gifts To Your Portfolio

August 7, 2017       THE NONPROFIT TIMES      

The monetary and social implications of planned giving makes a thriving program a strong potential asset for organizations seeking to diversify their fundraising efforts. With fundraisers juggling sustainer programs, major gifts asks, peer-to-peer events, and the like — planned giving can also be strategy that is difficult to get off the ground.