Expert Advice

Insurance for your benefit auction ain’t a bad idea, by Sherry Truhlar

Posted on 24 October 2011

Last year, a 2010 Harley-Davidson Sportster motorcycle was stolen. The bike was painted pink and signed by a number of country music stars, such as Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, and Taylor Swift. Here’s the kicker: It had been donated to be sold in a benefit auction to benefit the Lexington affiliate of the Susan G. […]

Recession-proof Fundraising, by Marc A. Pitman

Posted on 21 October 2011

Here’s a great post from Marc Pitman, aka The Fundraising Coach.  Today, Marc offers timely advice about raising money in a challenging economic time. Marc is a great friend of Step by Step Fundraising.  I hope you take the opportunity to get to know him as we have. Oh, if you are inclined to Tweet, you […]

Why Don’t They Care? By Kirsten Bullock

Posted on 17 October 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 […]

Nonprofits: Create “customer pathways” to build loyalty, by Gayle Thorseon

Posted on 14 October 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 […]

Seven Secrets to Great Nonprofit Leadership, by Pamela Grow

Posted on 11 October 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 […]

What does your Board Treasurer do? by Gayle Gifford

Posted on 07 October 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 #1 Thing Keeping You From What You Want, by Betsy Baker

Posted on 05 October 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 […]