Thoughts on Nonprofit Leadership

Expert Advice on How to Get a Second Donation fundraising individual giving relationship building

This article tells you how to get a second gift. According to data compiled by Giving USA, the first-time donor retention rate has hovered right around 24 percent for years. That means that of every 100 new donors you recruit this year, only twenty-four will give again. That’s abysmal.

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5 Easy-to-do Self-care Activities for Busy Nonprofit Leaders for executive directors time management work relationships

This article stresses the importance of self-care for busy nonprofit leaders who are working sixty-hour-plus workweeks, have no time to tend to personal needs, and want to spend more time with family and friends.  Although there may seem like no way to do it, you must set aside time to take...

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4 Simple Ways to Tame Your Fundraising Fears

This article is about taming your fundraising fears. To explain, you’re getting an excerpt from my latest book, The ROI Mindset: How to Raise More Money with the Budget You Have.

“Lydia’s stomach was churning. She hated this part of being an executive director—asking...

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Expert Advice on How to Afford Nonprofit Training and Professional Development financial management professional development work relationships

This article is about finding the money for nonprofit training and professional development. While many nonprofits understand the importance of investing in continuing education, many of them still underinvest. After all, budgets are tight. And professional development is not a core expense....

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How to Pursue Government Funding building community support grant writing relationship building

     If your experience has been anything like mine, you learned how to fundraise mainly by doing it. For example, you may have learned the hard way that it takes more than responding to a request for proposals from governmental entities to secure funding. Usually, there are...

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How to Get Businesses Interested in Giving to Your Nonprofit corporate giving fundraising relationship building

     Research proves it. More and more companies are addressing the rising importance of philanthropy by engaging employees in charitable causes. For example, they include favored nonprofits in their brand identity and then use that association to attract talent, increase sales,...

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How to Find New Donors fundraising individual giving relationship building

      It’s getting harder and harder to garner the resources you need to run your nonprofit and meet the needs of the people you serve. According to the National Council of Nonprofits, the top two issues facing American charitable organizations are limited resources and...

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Jimmy LaRose & Major Gifts Ramp Up fundraising individual giving relationship building

     The article is about a fundraising veteran and how he is raising millions for nonprofits around the world, using your motivations. 

     You are trying to change the world for the better. You need money to do it. With money, you can hire the staff you need,...

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How to Engage Board Members board relations for executive directors relationship building

     How engaged are your board members? According to a Boardable survey, 50 percent of respondents said that they felt more passionate and engaged about the importance of their work on a board or for a nonprofit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While 24 percent of respondents...

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