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.
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.
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 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.
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