Thoughts on Nonprofit Leadership

6 Fundraising Principles You Can Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. fundraising

     This article outlines six fundraising principles you can learn from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin Luther King, Jr. lived a middle-class lifestyle while shaping a movement. He is best known as a prominent civil rights leader of the 1950’s and 60’s. In 1964 he...

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3 Steps to Raising Big Money AND Having a Life Outside Work for executive directors fundraising time management

     This article is about empowering you to raise big money while still having a life outside work. Imagine having enough money to not only meet expenses and get past the status quo but grow. Imagine on-the-job stress and exhaustion are gone. Imagine time for friends, family, and...

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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.

You...

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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 Help Donors Meet Their Goals and Raise More Money fundraising relationship building

     What are donors’ motivations to give? What are they hoping to achieve? And how do you, as the lead fundraiser, help them attain their goals? As I explain in my book The Sustainable High ROI Fundraising System:

Individual Donor Motivations

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How to Raise More Money on a Limited Budget fundraising marketing and communications

     If you want to recruit more volunteers, donors, good board members, motivated staff, and advocates for your cause, you need the community to get excited about supporting your nonprofit. Even though it’s counterintuitive, you will improve your community’s response...

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How to Control Seemingly Uncontrollable Factors Affecting Fundraising Performance development planning fundraising

A good fundraiser may or may not perform well for you because many factors that are out of their control influence their results. For example, community interest in your mission—there may or may not be millions of people out there who are interested in supporting your nonprofit’s...

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