T.R.A.P. Your Supporters

T.R.A.P. Your Supporters

There’s something about being in Development, Fundraising or Marketing in a small non-profit that is invigorating and enervating at the same time.  Sometimes you feel trapped – asking for money, asking for support, asking for sponsorships, asking for attention (for the cause, not yourself, of course!)…...
Four ways to ramp up your annual appeal

Four ways to ramp up your annual appeal

Crisis alert. Picture this. You’ve been on your new Development Director job for all of two days when the Executive Director informs you that the organization’s annual appeal should have gone out two weeks ago and urges you to “just doctor up last year’s appeal.” Last year’s appeal sucks. What...
Are your grantwriting ducks in a row?

Are your grantwriting ducks in a row?

It’s Monday morning when, in the course of your foundation prospect research, you discover a regional foundation that: accepts grant proposals, and whose mission aligns ideally with yours The problem?  Their deadline for accepting proposals is Wednesday. No problem, you’re “grant ready” with...