When it comes to your organization’s year-end appeal, who’s your *tarquet?*

When it comes to your organization’s year-end appeal, who’s your *tarquet?*

You’ve spent weeks finding that perfect story to share in your latest appeal, interviewed five different mail houses, worked hard to arrive at  the *perfect* ask amounts and created your response device… What are you missing? Have you given any thought to the person who will be reading that...
Secure Your Database – Secure Your Future: Some Simple Guidelines

Secure Your Database – Secure Your Future: Some Simple Guidelines

Nonprofit organizations most often start from the vision of the founder.   Whether that vision is a neighborhood without violence, the elimination of hunger, or an appropriate education for one’s special needs child, the founder drives the train and others are inspired to jump on board because they...
Three Ways to Improve Your Foundation Grant Proposal

Three Ways to Improve Your Foundation Grant Proposal

Stop!  Before you send that grant proposal out the door, is there any way you can improve your chances of getting funded? Yes.  If you follow these three tips, you’ll improve your proposal exponentially: 1.  Eliminate jargon.  I worked with a foundation vice president who quite literally took a...