Archive | August, 2008

Roundup: Fundraising Tips

Posted on 29 August 2008

Here’s a list of some fundraising tips inspired by some of my favorite websites. 1. Build your email list so you can follow up with supporters and potential donors. 2. Strive to be the best, stay true to your mission while fundraising. 3. Use online video to educate about your cause and raise money. 4. […]

Secrets From A Grant Reviewer

Posted on 27 August 2008

I recently had the opportunity to review grants for the WI Department of Instruction (DPI). Reading grants is by far the best professional development available for grant writers. For me, it revealed the secret to good grant writing. For those of you who have never had a chance to do so, I’d like to share […]

Custom Trivia Game

Posted on 22 August 2008

The Trivia Wizard is an easy way to create a customized trivia game for your group of friends, for a pub quiz or fundraiser. I’ve even created a short video to show you how the Trivia Wizard lets you customize the game: Watch the Video The process of building your customized trivia game is easy, […]

Roundup: Fundraising Lessons from Policial Campaigns

Posted on 22 August 2008

Earlier this year I posted a resource roundup on election year activism for non profits.  Since then several bloggers have written about the fundraising lessons that can be gained from this year’s political campaigns.  Whether your cause has any relation to politics or not, these articles provide some great ideas and tips. Here’s the links: […]

Building Relationships with Foundations

Posted on 20 August 2008

“Relationship” is a key word in fundraising. As part of Fundraising 101 we learn that to be truly successful we must develop relationships with our donors. We learn that a single donation is merely a transaction and that’s not good enough to sustain our organization long term. To set ourselves up for success in the […]

HUD Offers Grant Writing Workshops

Posted on 18 August 2008

The US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) are sponsoring grant workshops across the country aptly titled Art and Science of Grant Writing Workshops.   These classes will include strategies for non profits to become more competitive for Federal grants.  Workshops are taking place in August and September so check out the schedule quick to […]

Roundup: Advice For Starting a Non Profit, Running a Startup

Posted on 15 August 2008

I hear questions from people who want to start charities quite often. My first response is similar to what it would be if someone said they wanted to start a new business selling a gizmo that everyone “must have”. Just like in business, non profits need to have a reason for being that is unique […]