Q&A


Q&A: Nonprofits charging for services?

Posted on 26 July 2010

Friday I received an interesting question by email. I thought other nonprofits may be in a similiar situation and would benefit from this Q&A and/or have some feedback to add. Hi, Sandra, Recently, there has been an explosion of discussion among nonprofits in our local area around soliciting clients for a donation who are recipients [...]

Q&A: How many grants should we apply for?

Posted on 11 May 2010

Do you ask more than one donor for the same thing? We are in the beginning stages of grant proposal writing, but we got a reply back recently that said the foundation would make a decision in November. So, do we wait, or send the same proposal to others? If we get a positive response [...]

What are the impact of tax incentives on giving?

Posted on 07 April 2010

Awhile back I got a great question by email about the tax benefits for charitable giving: Are you aware of any data or where one might find data, on comparing how much people donate when tax deduction is and isn’t available….that is, data that would quantify the impact tax incentives have on giving? ~ Jane [...]

The Planning Meeting – Love it or Hate It?

Posted on 30 October 2009

I sent out a special email on Monday to those who are signed up for the Step by Step Fundraising newsletter.  It included some of the tips that I also posted here:  Annual Fund Drive, End-of-year Fundraising Success Strategies. I got an email back from Tony with some great comments that maybe you can relate [...]

A Successful Live Auction is Like a Circus

Posted on 27 May 2009

Have you ever thought about a live auction as being like a circus?  It’s true!  During the auction all eyes are focused on the stage to your ringmaster, the auctioneer.  Any great circus has many other performers to make the event a success.  Your auction also needs “ring people” to help the person on stage [...]

Live Chats This Week: Grant Writing, International Philanthropy

Posted on 13 April 2009

The Chronicle of Philanthropy is hosting two online chat events this week.  You can submit questions ahead of time, whether you can attend the chat live or not.  Grant writing and international philanthropy will be discussed: The first is a live discussion this Tuesday, April 14, at noon Eastern time about grant writing strategies. We’ve [...]

What’s your biggest challenge with special events? An open discussion…

Posted on 09 April 2009

Last week I was excited to attend the national Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) conference.  There were a lot of great seminars. What I really enjoy most about going to conferences though is meeting others who work in the nonprofit world. At the first morning opening session I struck up a conversation with someone who [...]