Finding New Donors Has Never Been Easier

In this final installment of what I learned during the 100 Donors in 90 Days program, I want to share strategies about how to get your nonprofit to develop the craziest ideas they can imagine and think way outside the box.  Before you hit delete, let me remind you that I was a copywriter in large … [Read more...]

Treating An Annual Fund Like A Capital Campaign

Week 11 of 100 Donors in 90 Days continues to help listeners find new donors outside of the proverbial box. No buying lists or cold solicitations here.  Instead, this week we look at how Marc A. Pitman helps find new major donors for your nonprofit. Marc suggests you try treating an annual fund … [Read more...]

Donor Acquisition – Ways To Acquire New Donors, Staff Turnover and Resources

In week 10 of 100 Donors in 90 Days, Ken Burnett shares his expertise in Donor Acquisition. His early days included helping innovate Greenpeace’s now standard use of young people encouraging other people to give in public places. Since then, he has written books and helped many organizations … [Read more...]

Pass It On Packets

I just finished listening to week 9 of 100 Donors in 90 Days.  This week, was a conversation with Pamela Grow of Simple Development Systems.  While she provided tips on success with donor surveys, monthly giving programs, testimonials and grant writing, I want to highlight her Pass It On … [Read more...]

Speaking Engagements to Increase Your Annual Fund

Week 8 of 100 Donors in 90 Days offers a compelling case to pick up the phone and begin to arrange speaking engagements for your development staff.  Or CEO. Or both. Why?  Because sometimes it feels as the only talks that your organization gives are to your inner circle and that you are preaching to … [Read more...]

Renewing Lapsed Donors: Lessons from Week 7 of 100 Donors in 90 Days

Week 7 of 100 Donors in 90 Days is none other than David A. Mersky.  I always enjoy David’s webinars and recorded conversations because, in addition to his melodic, deep voice, I always learn something new.  Here are a few of the gems that I heard during his conversation with Marc A. Pitman about … [Read more...]

Engaging Prospects At A Nonprofit Event

Week 6 of 100 Donors in 90 Days focuses on events as new donor cultivation opportunities. Events bring out polar responses from fundraisers. Some love them, some hate them but almost all agree that events can be a major “time-suck.” This week’s conversation with Shanon Doolittle explained how to … [Read more...]

Stewardship Through Facebook

In the fifth installment of 100 Donors in 90 Days, John Haydon discusses how social media can help you find new donors. Social media may be complicated for those just considering whether to initiate a program. For those of us who have been working in this realm for a while, it is an ever-changing … [Read more...]

Understanding the Different Styles of Fundraisers

Week 4 of 100 Donors in 90 Days is a conversation with Andrea Kihlstedt. Her ideas focused on using board members’ strengths to identify ways to make each individual person comfortable with making an ask. Imagine if you could really figure out how to get each and every board member to participate by … [Read more...]

Have A Board Member Contest At Your Nonprofit

In week 3 of 100 Donors in 90 Days we meet Amy Eisenstein.  Amy’s conversation focused on her “Top 5 Ways To Find New Donors” and it was filled with ideas to help nonprofits – big and small – gain supporters.  While I could have chosen any of the top 5 to highlight, number three: Have A Board Member … [Read more...]