Opinion


Are People Tired of Cookie Dough Fundraisers?

Posted on 10 February 2012

Are people really tired of cookie dough fundraisers? I ran across an article in Our Colorado News that highlights one group that says it is. Cookie dough fundraising sales, though, suggest that is not true. First let’s explore the Colorado group in the article. “With supplemental funds so essential to helping preps sports programs perform [...]

Effective Relay For Life Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 12 January 2012

When you want to make a difference by supporting a good cause, you may have considered many different ways that you can raise money. Most people have found that going with a fundraising event is the fastest and easiest way to reaching your goals, and with a few fundraising suggestions from us, you will be [...]

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale, by Marc A. Pitman

Posted on 26 November 2011

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale Here in the United States, today is called “Black Friday.” It’s theday that most stores have sales so they can end the calendar year “in the black” (as opposed to being in the red). And the following Monday is known as “Cyber Monday”– a time for online retailers to [...]

The #1 Thing Keeping You From What You Want, by Betsy Baker

Posted on 05 October 2011

I am very happy to post another article guest author Betsy Baker!  Besty is the President of  YourGrantAuthority.com. She has earned more than ten million dollars in grant funding and continues to be a grant writing consultant for nonprofits. She is best known for her plain-language instructional guidance and offers both ebook instruction and one-on-one coaching [...]

What one piece of advice would you give to a friend just starting out in the non-profit world?

Posted on 23 August 2011

In my mind, the new year has always really begun in September, rather than January. I know what the calendar says, but it seems that in a practical sense, everything in my life has always gotten going in the fall. So, as we approach this “new year”, I have been in a sort of reflective [...]

What are the Traits You Most Admire in Your Non-Profit Colleagues?

Posted on 07 August 2011

One of the worst things you can do, I think, as a non-profit professional is to burrow down inside your own organization, live like you are in a cocoon, and only look from within for ideas. It is tremendously unhealthy to think that you can run a successful mission-based community without trying to get as [...]

Top 10 Things I Love about Fundraising Part 2

Posted on 04 August 2011

Yesterday, I started thinking about the aspects of fundraising that really motivate me. You know, the things that I find professionally and personally satisfying and that keep me coming back for more, even in the face of complaints or rejections. It takes a lot of no’s to get to a yes, so you’ve got to [...]