Positively Tweeting!

Positively Tweeting!

It would seem that there’s nothing but bad news these days.   We’re constantly given the latest news on Swine flu deaths, how terrible the economy is, the state of education and health care in our country … yada yada yada.  And the nonprofit world is no different.  We hear from the Foundation...
Prepping For Your First Foundation Site Visit

Prepping For Your First Foundation Site Visit

It’s been six weeks since you spent considerable time and effort researching the regional foundations and sending out eight new proposals in support of a planned educational initiative on behalf of your three-year-old community arts organization. So when the phone rings and it’s program officer Samantha...
Raising Money Online with Social Media

Raising Money Online with Social Media

This is a guest post from nonprofit fundraising coach, author, speaker, and trainer Sandy Rees, CFRE, author of the blog Get Fully Funded. Raising money online isn’t so different from raising money in person.  You have to find potential donors, tell your story, and ask for a gift.  Still, it’s...
Grants:  Do You Have a System in Place?

Grants: Do You Have a System in Place?

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another. JOHN DEWEY Charity Channel, always a great barometer of the world of nonprofits, recently posted a question from a member: We are trying to put some numbers to a part time grant writer. We are a $35 million agency and have sporadically applied for...
Foundation Prospect Research – On a Shoestring

Foundation Prospect Research – On a Shoestring

Back in the day when I was running an entire development department alone on a tight budget, I recognized the importance of regular foundation prospecting research. Once a month or so I would trek into Philadelphia to spend a day at the public library researching funders on using Foundation Center,...
The One Secret to Increasing Your Individual Giving Exponentially!

The One Secret to Increasing Your Individual Giving Exponentially!

The deepest craving of human nature is the need to be appreciated. William James Recently the following post to one of the Charity Channel forums caught my eye: We just completed a market survey and one of the things that came out of 
this is that donors who cannot give at leadership levels do not...