Which is Easier? Getting a Teenager into College or Getting New Donors in December?

We are starting the college process with my 16-year-old twins. What is amazing when you look at the 3000+ colleges in the country is that there are 3,000+ colleges in the country. That means that if a child wants to go to college, there are plenty of options. And not every child wants to go to an … [Read more...]

Would Additional Fundraising Staff Support Help Raise More Money This Year?

Lately, I have heard about multiple nonprofit organizations who don’t have enough fundraising staff support. This can play out in a lot of ways: inconsistent response times lack of donor stewardship fewer offerings using volunteers to cover needs late mailings angered … [Read more...]

A Stronger Fundraising and Development Committee

Chapter 2: What would help your nonprofit raise more money this year? A stronger fundraising and development committee. The results of my survey are in, and the schedule is set for a year of articles focused on what would help your nonprofit raise more money in 2017.  This month, I will focus on … [Read more...]

How do you improve your solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship systems?

Chapter 1: What would help your nonprofit raise more money in 2017? How do you improve your solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship systems? While solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship systems may not seem like high priority to those new to fundraising, staff and board in the … [Read more...]

What Would Help Your Nonprofit Raise More Money This Year?

With resolutions and calendaring on everyone’s mind, I would like you to stop and think about the coming year.  What would help your nonprofit raise more money in 2017? The list might include: Additional prospects Time to focus on development Additional staff/administrative help … [Read more...]