Archive | October, 2008

Examples of Great NonProfit Websites & Blogs

Posted on 30 October 2008

Yesterday I was pleased to present a seminar in Dallas at OEG Fundraising Conference all about Online Fundraising.  Originally there was to be another presenter for this nearly two hour time block, but he dropped out last minute.  So it was all me. This was fine as I’d prepared a presentation that was a general […]

Desperation is Not Attractive – Even in Fundraising Appeal Letters

Posted on 28 October 2008

Marc Pitman, the Fundraising Coach, recently wrote, “Aren’t you tired of receiving fundraising appeals with a message of “If you don’t give now, we won’t survive”?” I have to agree. Even if your organization is having a tough time, this kind of message, especially sent in a mass direct mail appeal, is not a wise […]

Non Profit Vocabulary Basics You Need to Know

Posted on 24 October 2008

In every workplace there’s language that only makes sense to the insiders.  Call it jargon, lingo or acronym heck… every job has it.  Working in the non-profit world is no different. When you first start out in non profit management you may encounter terms that sound like a foreign language.  Don’t worry, there are some […]

Helping Others: Thank you for all you do

Posted on 23 October 2008

Listen to the audio version of this message: MP3 File A few weeks ago I asked Step by Step Fundraising newsletter readers to send in examples of their organization’s fundraising letters.  While I thought it would be interesting to see some of your letters, I had no idea what awaited me. My email box was […]

Roundup: Raising Funds to Feed the Hungry

Posted on 17 October 2008

In honor of Blog Action Day (October 15th) and World Food Day (yesterday, October 16) this roundup focuses on fundraising strategies for organizations that help fight hunger. For Bag a Lunch Day supporters are asked to donate one day’s lunch money toward feeding the hungry. Nancy E. Schwartz describes this simple, yet powerful, way to […]

Does Your Non Profit Help Alleviate Poverty? Participate in Blog Action Day, October 15th

Posted on 14 October 2008

Blog Action Day has already started on some parts of the globe.  Whether you work for a charity, or are just a concerned citizen you can participate in this web based event. What is Blog Action day?  It’s a way that people all across the world can speak out about the issue of poverty: Today […]

Don’t try to Teach Cats to Bark – Choose Leaders Very Carefully

Posted on 13 October 2008

“You can’t teach a cat to bark!” That was the comment from one of the board members. It was a tough meeting. The volunteer board members were discussing with their executive director an important paid staff member who wasn’t meeting the job expectation. They had sent him to training workshops, mentored him, coached him, re-written […]