Archive | March, 2011

What Katy Perry and the Black Eyed Peas taught me about nonprofit fundraising, by Marc Pitman

Posted on 31 March 2011

Here’s a great post from Marc Pitman, aka The Fundraising Coach.  Leave it to Marc to find a link between Katy Perry and fundraising!  This is a good one! Marc also has a great new post on his site, entitled The Role of the Executive Director in a Development Database, which you should also check […]

Resource Round-up March 2011

Posted on 31 March 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   […]

Wanna Sound Really Smart? Read These Articles!

Posted on 30 March 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 […]

Working with Nonprofits, on Both Sides of the Fence, by Joanna Miles

Posted on 30 March 2011

Greetings!  I would like to introduce a new guest author to Step by Step Fundraising.  Jo Miles is a marketing consultant at Beaconfire, where she works with clients to create successful fundraising campaigns and online communications, and uses analytics to help engage users online. Beaconfire helps nonprofit organizations that serve good causes accomplish great things […]

Don’t Make These Fundraising Mistakes, by Sandra Sims

Posted on 30 March 2011

As non-profit professionals, I know we are always trying to avoid making serious “fundraising mistakes.” There are definitely some issues that everyone raising money for any cause should be aware of before asking anyone for funds. Guidestar has an excellent article posted on their site called  The 20 Biggest Fundraising Mistakes, Part I which covers […]

5 Steps to Begin Your Grant Consulting Career, by Betsy Baker

Posted on 30 March 2011

I am very happy to introduce Betsy Baker, MPA, to the readers of Step By Step Fundraising!  Besty is the President of She has earned more than ten million dollars in grant funding and continues to be a grant writing consultant for nonprofits. She is best known for her plain-language instructional guidance and offers […]

1 Suggestion to Save Money in Print Advertising

Posted on 28 March 2011

Just recently, I heard about a pretty nifty way for non-profits to get a great print advertising deal in the local paper. First of all- a disclaimer: I only know about this working in my local newspaper. I have never heard of it working in others, but I can’t think that my little rag in […]