As Easy as 1, 2, 3

Capital fundraising is not rocket science, but it’s not a day in the park either. For many nonprofit staff and volunteers, the prospect of a capital campaign can be daunting. Are they ready? How […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|

Super Bowl Lessons for Major Gifts Fundraisers

Still thinking about that Super Bowl game? As a Patriots fan who lives in Atlanta, I’ve been replaying the game in my mind all day and think there are some lessons for Major Gifts […]

By |February 7th, 2017|

Fundraising is not Rocket Science

Fundraising is not rocket science. So, why do we keep making it more difficult for ourselves? Why do we ignore people who already have supported us in favor of chasing new donors? Why, oh […]

By |August 8th, 2016|

8 Strategies to Engage Donors on the Move

The next time you’re sitting down at a restaurant, or in line for popcorn at a movie theatre, or even just waiting at a bus stop: take a look around.

What do you notice? What […]

By |March 21st, 2016|

5 Strategies for Improving your Fundraising Asks

We get it.

Asking for donations can be hard.

If you work for a small nonprofit and don’t have extensive fundraising experience, you might be wondering how you can get started. You have a multitude […]

By |March 7th, 2016|

Your Donation…Your Decision

Nike co-founder Phil Knight’s $400 million gift to Stanford University has the philanthropy police wagging their tongues again. They see these mega gifts to already rich institutions as donors’ ways of stroking their own […]

By |March 2nd, 2016|