Archive | November, 2011

Wanna Sound Really Smart? Read these articles!

Posted on 30 November 2011

Greetings!  I hope you and your families are having a great holiday season so far.  I know this is a busy time of the year, with getting the last minute donation appeals out the door, but if you have time, I urge you to check out the selection of articles this month on our sister […]

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Increase Revenue in Your Product Sale Fundraiser

Posted on 29 November 2011

5 Sure-Fire Ways to Increase Revenue in Your Product Sale Fundraiser 1. Use a company that guarantees your organization gets to keep a higher percentage of the profits. There are many so-called fundraising companies out there that think it’s ok to rip the non-profits off and take 60% or more of your hard work. If […]

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale, by Marc A. Pitman

Posted on 26 November 2011

Black Friday – Cyber Monday Sale Here in the United States, today is called “Black Friday.” It’s theday that most stores have sales so they can end the calendar year “in the black” (as opposed to being in the red). And the following Monday is known as “Cyber Monday”– a time for online retailers to […]

Getting your Charity Auction Volunteers to Buy-in and Work, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 26 November 2011

Getting your charity auction volunteers to buy-in and work Got problems getting event volunteers energized to do what is needed to be done? Here’s one tip: Give volunteers something new and creative to learn which simultaneously solves a problem your charity auction is experiencing. Volunteers will remain engaged if they believe the solution you are […]

The Main Difference Between Facebook and Twitter, by John Haydon

Posted on 21 November 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, amplify […]

How Simple Development Systems Will Create Sustainable Funding, by Pamela Grow

Posted on 16 November 2011

Author, coach, copy-writer, nonprofit marketing consultant and political junkie, Pamela is the author of “Five Days to Foundation Grants”  and  the creator of Simple Development Systems, the only online coaching program created for the overwhelmed fundraiser in the one-person marketing and development shop. Pam segued from six years working in programming and communications at a regional grantmaking […]

Building a ‘Level Four’ Vision, by Kirsten Bullock

Posted on 16 November 2011

I’d like to welcome back Kirsten Bullock to Step By Step Fundraising.  Kirsten is a CFRE consultant, trainer and coach who works with leaders of non-profit organizations and ministries to bring professionalism, excellence and effectiveness to their board and fundraising efforts. She earned her designation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive in 2002. Kirsten is […]