Donor Relationships

8 Reasons to Host a Non-profit Summit in Your Community- Part II

Posted on 20 January 2011

In the first part of this article, I recommended that you/your non-profit organization plan to host a summit meeting with as many of the non-profit groups in your community as you can gather in one place at one time. Once at this summit, I started listing goals that you should strive to accomplish. The first […]

Guest Post: Your Donor is Not a Tomato Plant by John Haydon

Posted on 19 January 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 […]

What to Do When You Fail to Meet Your Fundraising Goal

Posted on 13 January 2011

Alright, so your major fundraiser event is over. Your self-imposed deadline has come and gone. Now comes the part when you add all the donations up, subtract your expenses, and find out if you met your goal. Hopefully, you have not only met your goal, but you have wildly exceeded it. However, that isn’t always […]

Raise More Money with Mission-Centered Fundraising

Posted on 29 July 2010

Your organization’s mission matters.  You know that.  Your staff knows that.  Your donors know that. So… are you acting like your mission matters?  Do your fundraising activities reflect that knowledge?  Most organizations start-off with their mission front and center in their fundraising activities and appeals… but over time, too many non-profits turn to asking their […]

Proposal Rejection: Saying Thank You is Critical

Posted on 10 June 2010

I’ve received a great deal of interest lately from novice and experienced fundraisers about what happens after you receive a rejection letter for your proposal. I have never hesitated to tell people that I’ve received plenty of rejection as a grant writer. What this rejection has done is made me a better, more strategic fundraiser […]

Q&A: How many grants should we apply for?

Posted on 11 May 2010

Do you ask more than one donor for the same thing? We are in the beginning stages of grant proposal writing, but we got a reply back recently that said the foundation would make a decision in November. So, do we wait, or send the same proposal to others? If we get a positive response […]

3 Publications Every Non Profit Office Should Subscribe To

Posted on 18 March 2010

Staying up to date with news related to the non profit sector and your interest area in particular can boost the success of your group. By scanning these three publications you can: Discover information about your key supporters Identify possible new donors Stay up to date with current events that impact your cause Review case […]