We love planning galas. Galas allow us to combine all of our organizational strengths – strategy, creativity and execution- while also giving us an opportunity to stretch and grow, as we try new things.
Being presumptive or premature can railroad relations with donor prospects
Money. It’s one of the last remaining untouchable topics in a society where ever fewer subjects are considered taboo. But for nonprofits with goals, objectives and missions to realize, being gun-shy about dollars and cents can be a recipe for stagnation or failure. keep reading
Reasons why Board members get disengaged and stop raising funds
Being a Board member of a nonprofit organization is no small task.
In general, Board members are responsible for governance and support – at the most basic essence, dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s legally, financially and ethically, while facilitating operational and administrative needs. keep reading
When a nonprofit’s signature fundraiser stays in the black – but giving levels remain flat – there’s a problem. By the time premiere campaigns and seminal giving series go in the red, a crisis may be brewing. Here are some practical reasons nonprofit campaigns, charitable events and long-time fundraisers may begin withering on the vine.
Making your nonprofit cause irresistible to donors
Most people probably would not describe nonprofit organizations as sexy. Instead, it’s easier to think of Hollywood crushes, designer fashions, luxury vehicles and even awe-inspiring renovations as possessing that magnetic pull that captivates our attention. keep reading
Re-engaging lapsed supporters and donors is a prime concern for mature nonprofit organizations
It can happen to the best of us. In our youthful shortsightedness, we might have let a good one get away. Or in the rush of our daily lives, perhaps we put a true friend on the backburner one too many times, and now we’d do anything to get that ally back on our side. keep reading