3 questions your donors are asking

3 questions your donors are asking

Community Foundations are a great barometer for what donors are looking for when deciding which nonprofits to give to.  In today’s Movie Monday’s video, Mark Hurtubise of the Inland NW Community Foundation talks about the shift from need to outcomes. Do you have a strategic plan? Do you...
What if one simple strategy could increase donations by 35%?

What if one simple strategy could increase donations by 35%?

You’ll love this recent video, courtesy of Movie Mondays for Nonprofits.  Fundraising author and researcher Penelope Burk shared one simple strategy that your organization’s board members can use to increase donations by as much as 35%.  How could you take this further?  Do what many of...
At Last, 100% Board Giving!

At Last, 100% Board Giving!

Does 100% of your organization’s board contribute financially? They should. In my 2012 Small Shop Fundraising Survey, an astonishing 55% of organizations are reporting that they do not have 100% board giving. How can you reasonably expect others to contribute financially to your organization if members...
Is your organization living hand-to-mouth?

Is your organization living hand-to-mouth?

Ladies and gentlemen: the story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.
 Many years ago, I met with with a senior citizen organization.  Early on in our meeting, I asked the executive director, Adele Wilkins, a delightful sexagenarian, how much money...