Expert Advice

The Best Non Profit Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 22 December 2011

When you want to make a positive difference in the world, you may decide that holding a fundraiser is the best option. After all, fundraisers help to raise money fast and encourage people to work together in the name of a good cause. But sometimes deciding on which cause needs your efforts the most can […]

The Best Mission Trip Fundraising Ideas

Posted on 15 December 2011

When you want to do something positive to help a good cause, you may have decided that mission trip fundraising ideas are the way to go. With mission trip fundraising, you will be helping Christian volunteers improve the lives of others who may have a lower quality of life. Your efforts will go toward funding […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wanna Sound Really Smart? Read These Articles!

Posted on 30 October 2011

Many readers at StepByStepFundraising enjoy this monthly peek at articles from our sister site Even if you don’t have anything to do with school fundraising specifically, there is sure to be something interesting for you to check out.  Here is a list of article links to October’s posts.  I’ve included a short excerpt from […]

Leverage Your Alumni for Organizational Development

Posted on 26 October 2011

There’s a formula in the business world that somehow proves it is less expensive to sell to established or previous customers than it is to find and develop new customers. I’m not much of a businessman, but that seems to make sense, right? After all, you already have your previous customers’ (or clients’) names, email […]