Archive | March, 2010

Fundraising Insights: March nonprofit carnival

Posted on 31 March 2010

Jason Dick, who writes A Small Change blog, is hosting this month’s Nonprofit Blog Carnival. Usually everyone writes on a particular theme.  This time though the topic was open. I submitted my last post, 6 Reasons NOT to Start a New Nonprofit Organization. Here are a few of my favorites: How Anyone Can Be a […]

6 Reasons NOT to Start a New Nonprofit Organization

Posted on 27 March 2010

Occasionally I will get an email asking how to start a nonprofit organization.  There are several great resources online that can help, but before I get to that I always kindly caution them on a few points. It is very time and labor intensive to start a nonprofit.  You should be certain that this is […]

3 Publications Every Non Profit Office Should Subscribe To

Posted on 18 March 2010

Staying up to date with news related to the non profit sector and your interest area in particular can boost the success of your group. By scanning these three publications you can: Discover information about your key supporters Identify possible new donors Stay up to date with current events that impact your cause Review case […]

New to fundraising? You need a plan

Posted on 16 March 2010

You have a great cause, it needs funds and you’re enthusiastic.  So where do you start? There are many different fundraising ideas profiled on this website.   Fundraising events large and small, letter campaigns, online fundraising and others are included on my top ten list.  But more important than any one fundraiser, a nonprofit needs to […]

Philanthropy reveals true character

Posted on 08 March 2010

Grace Groner lived through the Great Depression, so saving money was her expertise. Nobody knew just how much she had saved until she died in January at age 100 and left $7 million to Lake Forest College, her alma mater…. “She could have lived in any house in Lake Forest but she chose not to. […]

One-Mile Fun Run Fundraiser

Posted on 01 March 2010

If you review a community event calendar you may see organizations offering a one-mile fun run with their events.  This short distance run can improve your audience reach within the community and compliment a 5K or 10K nicely.  They can also be great add-ons to weekend festivals or health fairs. Including more people in your […]