Archive | November, 2011

Blogs vs. Facebook for Nonprofits, by Gayle Thorsen

Posted on 14 November 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.   Gayle has been in the nonprofit communications world for more than 25 years, the […]

Want Better Meetings? Know when NOT to meet, by Maureen Carruthers

Posted on 11 November 2011

Once again, I’d like to welcome back Maureen Carruthers (pictured at left).  Maureen is a non-profit consultant, and the force behind the excellent blog “Low Hanging Fruit Communication” which covers many topics including social media for non-profits. Maureen’s goal is to help nonprofit leaders reach their right people more quickly so their organizations have a greater […]

How Often Should a Board Meet? by Gayle Gifford

Posted on 10 November 2011

Here is another great article from Gayle Gifford for 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 senior […]

The Grant Writing Hall of Shame by Betsy Baker

Posted on 08 November 2011

I am very happy to post another article 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 […]

4 Rock-Solid Ways to Raise More Year-End Money, by Amy Eisenstein

Posted on 07 November 2011

Greetings!  Today, I have another terrific guest article to share with you.  This time, author of 50 Asks in 50 Weeks and certified fundraising consultant Amy Eisenstein, (pictured at left) has been kind enough to share one of her recent blog posts with us. If you’ve never visited Amy’s site, TriPointFundraising, I highly suggest that you take a […]

Six Critical Things to Look For in a Foundation’s 990 For Successful Grant Funding, by Pamela Grow

Posted on 02 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 […]