Posts tagged ‘Nonprofit fundraising’
Remember the book, Who Moved My Cheese? The Heath Brothers book Switch takes a better look at change. Bottom line change is happening all the time. I think change is coming in faster increments today than it was 10 years ago. As a nonprofit sector, we need to learn to review new ideas quickly, try, fail, adapt, try again, adjust and move forward. Standing still is not an option to be competitive in the nonprofit fundraising marketplace.
A donors take on your thank you letter process.
In light of the recent Giving USA annual report and Case Foundation call to arms Be Fearless, we don’t have time for incremental change – we need to bold, risk taking moves and be willing to take risks and learn from failure. I believe our donors want us to take the lead, be bold, even courageous in our work and with them.
Ethan Austin is someone I respect and am proud to call him friend. He co-founded Give Forward and recently launched a new blog called Startups and Burritos. He shared his view on starts-up, social enterprise and investors. His post, How Many Investors is Too Many? A Template for Seed Rounds is an interesting read…..
One of my nonprofit clients is in the stakeholder phase of a $15,000,000 capital campaign. They have been in campaign mode for more than 18 months. In the last six months they have raised more than $5,000,000! There is no campaign fatigue here and I wanted to share how we are working together to overcome challenges and keep the energy high.
Continuing the questions and answers from the Pursuant Ketchum webcast Creating a Fundraising Board: Recruitment, Engagement and Fundraising. This post focuses on fundraising expectations from the nonprofit Board.
How, when and where does the discussion start and finish about expectations around Board giving and fundraising? Great questions get answers!