All posts tagged Fundraising

The Wakeman Agency Helps Break the Silence on Child Abuse with a Coast-to-Coast Campaign to Raise Awareness


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Help for Children (HFC), a not-for-profit established in 1998, is a global foundation supported by the alternative asset management industry. HFC provides grants to the most effective and efficient child abuse prevention and treatment programs in seven countries and operates in 13 cities. It has distributed more than $51 million in grants in 20 years.

How The Wakeman Agency Helped a Historic Organization Transform its Signature Event and Increase Revenue Generation


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The YWCA of the City of New York partnered with The Wakeman Agency to revitalize the YW’s Salute Luncheon. Like many nonprofits, the YW’s small development team struggled to manage the scope of such a large event with their limited resources. When they enlisted The Wakeman Agency’s support, they had less than four months to organize the Salute Luncheon—an effort that usually takes a year of planning.

Having coached many organizations on events strategy and execution, The Wakeman Agency was able to call upon a breadth of experience when looking at the YW’s needs. A quick analysis of their situation allowed The Wakeman Agency to identify immediate improvements to the YW’s event communications, planning process, and donor strategy.

Ana Oliveira Explains Why Money Follows Leadership


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Ana Oliveira offers practical advice, and the wisdom of a sage, about thought leadership for women that are working in the nonprofit sector. Her profound understanding of the sector, and candid insights about how women can best professionally support women and the secret for raising money as leaders, makes this a “must listen” interview.

Mass Money Raising: Why Givers Latch onto Crowdfunding


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GoFundMe, Kickstarter, Indiegogo and others change fundraising dynamics

If crowdsourcing in technology is like volunteerism or brainstorming on steroids, then crowdfunding is like altruistic generosity taken to new levels. But its potential impact on the field of fundraising could be giving some nonprofit organizations pause.

The Changing Role of the Event Planner


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Job Vacancy – Event Planner: Coordinate events, booking entertainers, decorating facilities, ordering flowers, hiring wait staff and sampling menu. Serve as timekeeper and resource planner, managing invitations and assets (projectors, printers, lighting).

Do You Kiss on the First Date?


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Asking for money too soon can be a recipe for fundraising failure.

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

Help, My Board Won’t Fundraise!


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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

Five Reasons Why Your Fundraiser is Losing Money


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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.

Is Your Charitable Organization Sexy Enough?


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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

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