Thoughts on Nonprofit Leadership

How to Raise More Money Through Your Holiday Appeal fundraising individual giving

How do you conduct your holiday appeal? I have worked at several nonprofits that have each done it differently.

They all sent out direct mail appeals, physical letters. For some, the only thing left to do was receive and record donations and send thank you letters. For some, the letter was...

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Individual Donor Giving Differences fundraising individual giving

Different fundraising causes, vehicles, and ways to research nonprofits appeal to different generational cohorts. Using the information about each donor group to customize your fundraising program will drastically increase the response to your appeal and improve your fundraising results. The U.S....

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Why Donors Give corporate giving foundation giving fundraising individual giving

Why do donors give? Different types of donors, that is individuals, foundations, and businesses, are motivated to give for different reasons.

Individuals

People are driven by values, feelings and beliefs. Know your donors’ values, needs and motivations and meet them where they are. Appeal...

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Formatting Your Proposal grant writing

There are more than 1.56 million nonprofits in the U.S., many of them competing for the same funding. How can your proposal stand out from the rest? To stand out, answer the eight questions below, whether the foundation directly asks them or not.

What Foundations Want to Know gave us the eight...

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Grant Writing: What Makes You Uniquely Qualified to Do What You Say You Can Do? grant writing

What Foundations Want to Know gave us the eight questions grant reviewers want answered. We’ve since answered seven of the questions. Grant Writing: What Need Do You Meet?  told us how to describe the needs we want to meet. Grant Writing: How Do You Meet the Need You Describe? explored...

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Grant Writing: How Will You Sustain Your Efforts? grant writing

In What Foundations Want to Know we discovered the eight questions grant reviewers want answered. Grant Writing: What Need Do You Meet? gave us insight into how to describe the needs our program meets.  Grant Writing: How Do You Meet the Need You Describe? gave us pointers on how to write...

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Grant Writing: How Much Does Your Program Cost? grant writing

 In What Foundations Want to Know, we presented the eight questions grant reviewers want answered. In Grant Writing: What Need Do You Meet? we explored how to present the needs you are meeting in your proposal. In Grant Writing: How Do You Meet the Need You Describe? we discussed present the...

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Grant Writing: How Do You Measure Success? grant writing

 In What Foundations Want to Know, we presented the eight questions grant reviewers want answered. We talked about writing your needs assessment in Grant Writing: What Need Do You Meet? and writing about the program you want funded in Grant Writing: How Will You Meet the Need You Describe?...

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