Archive | September, 2011

Wanna Sound Smart? Read These Articles!

Posted on 30 September 2011

Greetings!  Today I want to share with you a selection of articles I wrote this month on our sister blog- TopSchoolFundraisers.  While it’s true that the articles are written from the perspective of a school fundraiser, there are many general principles that apply to all kinds of non-profit organizations.  So, please don’ t be put […]

Here’s an easy charity auction tip: Use surveys, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 29 September 2011

When it comes to incorporating a simple auction idea into your fundraising gala, don’t forget about one of the easiest ways to get feedback from your charity auction: surveying your auction guests. I was reminded of this recently while listening to the radio. On a recent morning show, the DJ was asking his co-hosts and […]

7 ways Facebook’s Subscribe Button can be a nonprofit game-changer by John Haydon

Posted on 28 September 2011

  Greetings!  Once again, I am proud to bring you an article by a guest author who has lots of experience working for the benefit of non-profit organizations.  John Haydon (pictured at left) is the man behind and InboundZombie, which is the site for his social media consulting business.   John specializes in helping non-profits “increase awareness, […]

Boards Behaving Badly

Posted on 25 September 2011

Recently, I was asked to serve on a non-profit board of directors. This has got me thinking a lot about what goes into making a good board member. It also got me to thinking about all the bad behaviors I’ve experienced from board members during the years. These are the traits I hope that I […]

Finding a Few Good Prospects, by Kirsten Bullock

Posted on 23 September 2011

Finding a Few Good Prospects by Kirsten Bullock in Thoughts on Fundraising “Where do we find prospects?” is a question I often get asked. As is often the case with good questions, I have to respond with another question: What if, in five years, your organization was fully funded? What would your organization look like? More importantly, what would […]

3 Tips for Effective Fundraising Letters By Marc Pitman

Posted on 22 September 2011

Here’s a great post from Marc Pitman, aka The Fundraising Coach.  Today, Marc writes about how to write effective fundraising letter. Marc also has a great new post on his site, entitled “Are you as creative as Red Box?“, which you should check out. Marc is a great friend of Step by Step Fundraising.  I hope you take […]

Nonprofit video roars into 2011: Here are the trends, by Gayle Thorsen

Posted on 21 September 2011

Gayle Thorsen (pictured at left) is back with another great article to share with us here at Step By Step Fundraising!  Over the past year, Gayle has been kind enough to share with us her recent articles from her blog ImpactMax.  Today she has one for us about time saving advice for those of us working […]