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How to Stand Out to Your Business Community corporate giving fundraising relationship building

How do you get a business to entertain your donation request? Differentiate your nonprofit, that is, stand out from all the other nonprofits with their hands out too. And then don’t ask for a donation. Instead, engage in a partnership.

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Nonprofits and Value Propositions corporate giving

A value proposition is a promise of substance to be delivered, communicated, and acknowledged through purchase of a product. From the customer’s point to view, a value proposition is a belief about how worth will be delivered, experienced, and acquired through purchase of the product. Good...

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How to Talk So Businesses Will Listen

Remember the old saying, “Birds of a feather flock together?” Well, it’s true. Most people feel most comfortable with other people like them – with their same values, preferences, beliefs, or interests. If you are a nonprofit professional trying to get the attention of a...

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Simple Strategies for Achieving Nonprofit Financial Sustainability financial management

Let’s be clear here. Profit and wealth accumulation are not dirty concepts in the nonprofit arena. They are needed constructs if you want your agency to get ahead.

Making a Profit

All making a profit means is a realization of positive net income, that is, revenues coming in are greater than...

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The Never Ending Discussion Between Development and Accounting; Counting versus Accounting financial management work relationships

By  Kathleen M. Clayton, CPA 

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Development Director, “I just got this huge pledge! Closing in on my budget, maybe I’ll get a bonus.  Put it in my donor data base already.  I need to let accounting know.”  Walking over to accounting department...

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To Bring in the Money, Be a Mission Hawk building community support development planning for executive directors fundraising

We’ve all heard it, “No mission, no money.” But what does that mean exactly? After all, sometimes you just need to make money to get through. It doesn’t always have to be related to your mission, right? Wrong. If you want to stay within the purposes of your Articles of...

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How to Attract New Donors to Your Cause building community support relationship building

“I want you to find us new donors.” It could be individual, foundation, corporate or governmental donors you seek, or all of them. And I can help you. But not in ways you might think.

Target Specific Donor Groups

Attracting donors takes time and effort. And in the nonprofit world,...

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Common Budgeting Mistakes NOT to Make – And the Easy Solutions that Will Revolutionize Your Fundraising Results financial management for executive directors

 

One of the most difficult tasks an executive director undertakes is to get his or her nonprofit financially stable and grow. The task is especially hard during times of economic distress, when money is hard to come by and the need for services rises exponentially. To get your agency on a...

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The future may look different for many nonprofit organizations

By:  Kathleen M. Clayton, CPA

2020 has been a difficult year for the world and certainly for the nonprofits of the world. Many have had to adapt and provide services in different ways. Many have seen a huge uptick in the need for their services. Many have lost most, or all, of their older...

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