Archive | May, 2011

Resource Round-Up, May 2011

Posted on 31 May 2011

Over the course of the last several months, there have been a number of excellent guest writers who have agreed to share their experience, their knowledge, and their wisdom with you, the readers of Step By Step Fundraising. I hope you have learned a great deal from these men and women and that you have […]

Wanna Sound Really Smart? Read these articles!

Posted on 30 May 2011

Each month, at the end of the month, I like to take this one blog post to share with you all of the other articles either a handful of excellent guest authors or I have written for the FastTrack Fundraising family of blogs. Some people may just check out one or two of these three […]

Fundraising is like a Waldorf Salad, by Marc Pitman

Posted on 27 May 2011

Here’s a great post from Marc Pitman, aka The Fundraising Coach.  Today, Marc manages to draw a very apt comparison between non-profit fundraising and a Waldorf Salad! Marc also has a great new post on his site, entitled “How trade shows are like fundraising”, which you should check out. Marc is a great friend of […]

Is Your Non-profit More Deserving of Donations Than Others?

Posted on 26 May 2011

Recently, my son applied for a scholarship. On the questionnaire he had to fill out, he was asked why he thought he was more deserving than other students to receive this financial gift. We struggled with that question, more than any of the others, because we both know that there is always someone more “deserving” […]

3 Tips for Award-Winning Grants, by Betsy Baker

Posted on 25 May 2011

I am very happy to welcome back guest author Betsy Baker!  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 both ebook instruction and one-on-one coaching […]

Nonprofit communications jobs: What to expect, by Gayle Thorsen

Posted on 24 May 2011

I’d like to welcome back Gayle Thorsen (pictured at left) to the Step By Step Fundraising Blog.  Gayle has been kind enough to share with us one of her recent articles from her blog ImpactMax. Gayle has been in the nonprofit communications world for more than 25 years, the last 12 as the communications head […]

You’re not the boss of me – board chairs and CEOs, by Gayle Gifford

Posted on 23 May 2011

I am very happy to welcome back Gayle Gifford to Step By Step Fundraising- (pictured at left). Gayle brings over 30 years of experience to her work with nonprofits – from her personal activism for peace, disarmament, environmental, human and civil rights, to her professional work as a consultant and former director of development and […]