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Donor Love

Then on rare occasions fundraisers have the opportunity to share space with philanthropists who have lived extraordinary lives.

Continue Reading November 23, 2016 at 1:08 pm Leave a comment

An Open Letter to Our Director of Development

We were really excited when we hired you. Mostly because we knew you would do all the fundraising. We thought having a full-time fundraiser on staff would mean we would instantly raise more money. We expected, with your skills, our fundraising events and letters would be more successful than before.

Continue Reading December 3, 2015 at 9:55 am 2 comments

Virtual Reality Cultivation and Fundraising

Ok so you gamers are way ahead of me – but this is an amazing opportunity to see shoes delivered, staff and children interacting and the place in which Toms (and your purchase) is making a difference. It is a great way of showing off our nonprofit missions! You and your donors will be there. And you better believe organizations are already using it…..Charity Water leading the way (again).

Continue Reading December 1, 2015 at 10:02 am Leave a comment

Nonprofit Board Mantra(s)

Nonprofit Board members are our allies.

Let’s treat nonprofit Board members like we treat our best, major donors.

Their sphere of influence will help us raise more money.

They don’t know what they don’t know.

No more “bobble head” Board meetings!

December 14, 2012 at 10:50 am Leave a comment

Nonprofit Sacred Spaces and Technology

In the last few years technology has impacted our engagement with our leaders. We are emailing Board members instead of calling them. We send information, Board minutes, agendas, updates electronically. Some nonprofits have established intranets for their Board members to give them access to information any time they want. Question is: Is this helpful to deepening our engagement with these important advisors, donors, leaders and communicating effectively?

Continue Reading September 20, 2011 at 9:45 am 1 comment

Recruiting Nonprofit Board Members to Fundraise – Q&A Continued

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.

Continue Reading September 8, 2011 at 9:45 am Leave a comment

Did Toyota’s cause marketing pass the test?

Guest post from Nathan Hand – From the Pepsi Refresh Project to the American Express Members Project, big brands everywhere are jumping on the cause marketing bandwagon.  The problem is many dive in without truly thinking though the road hazards and missteps that can be avoided. Sure, you’ll never please everyone but I think Toyota got close.
This summer they embarked on their “100 Cars for Good” program. They selected 500 finalists from a short essay. Each day for 100 days, 5 like-sized organizations competed for Facebook votes. Here’s more on how it worked.

Continue Reading September 6, 2011 at 9:40 am Leave a comment

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