Archive | February, 2011

Resource Round-Up February 2011

Posted on 27 February 2011

Each month, I read dozens of news articles and blog posts about non-profit fundraising.  I am able to write about a few of them, but not nearly everything that catches my eye. Here are a few links to the articles I liked, but wasn’t able to get to this month. Enjoy! – Jim Berigan 11 […]

Wanna Sound Really Smart? Read these articles!

Posted on 25 February 2011

Here it is, the end of the month once again.  As is my custom, I am posting links to all of the articles I have written for FundraisingIdeas and Top School Fundraisers. I hope you take a few minutes to check out these posts and don’t forget to visit our friends over at FastTrackFundraising for […]

Long Live the Mighty Product Sale Fundraiser!

Posted on 25 February 2011

Many of the readers of Step by Step Fundraising are veteran fundraisers. Of course, as a person gains experience with running fundraisers, he or she starts to tackle more complicated fundraising methods, such as holding elaborate golf outings, large gala dinners with auctions attached, or even high-powered solicitation letters. For many of these seasoned fundraisers, […]

Out with the Trash? How to Live with Past Employees

Posted on 25 February 2011

Today I want to share with you one of the most powerful strategies that I ever employed in my non-profit career. I know that this won’t work in every circumstance, but it will in many. When I became the administrator at a small, private elementary school, I realized that I had taken a position that […]

Guest Post: Should we have a large board? By Marc Pitman

Posted on 23 February 2011

Here is another great guest post from Marc Pitman (pictured at left), aka The Fundraising Coach. Marc contributed numerous articles to Step By Step Fundraising, and he is also the author of a terrific book, “Ask Without Fear“. If you haven’t visited Marc’s site, I urge you to do so.  There is a lot of […]

Did I Really Write That? A Facebook Faux Pas…

Posted on 19 February 2011

Recently, I read a very insightful article titled Fearing What They’ll Say on Facebook on a terrific site called Kivi’s Nonprofit Communication Blog. In her article, blogger Kivi Leroux Miller wrote about the challenges non-profit organizations face in determining what is appropriate for employees and other representatives to share on the non-profit’s Facebook page or […]

Plagiarizing for a Cure. A Defense of the Komen Foundation.

Posted on 15 February 2011

Ok, so have you heard about what’s going on with the Susan G. Komen Foundation? They are one of the largest non-profit agencies in the world working to find a cure for Breast Cancer. They have raised tens of millions of dollars for research.  Obviously, they do a lot of good work. They are also […]