Vanessa Chase Lockshin

Vanessa Chase is a fundraising strategist and copywriter, and runs the non-profit resource website, Through her work, Vanessa’s goal is to help passionate non-profit folks learn techniques and tools to better articulate their non-profit’s impact in a way that raises more money.

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Top Ten Strategic Principles for Not for Profit Organizations

Developing a set of principles to position a not for profit organization for success is a challenge in this day and age. Our world is changing and evolving, and at lightening speed. Without the simple bottom line for measurement, where you are going and how you are getting there can confound even... (continued)

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GrantStation is an online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world. Providing access to a comprehensive online database of grantmakers, as well as other valuable tools, GrantStation can help your organization make smarter, better-informed fundraising decisions. Membership required

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The Performance Appraisal Handbook - Legal & Practical Rules for Managers

Conduct employee evaluations with the information and tools in The Performance Appraisal Handbook. Whether you're your writing your first or your hundredth performance review, you can find out how to: help employees develop and grow, identify poor performers and help them get on track, avoid common... (continued)

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How to Hire a Great Accountant for Your Nonprofit

Tips on recruiting applicants for nonprofit accounting jobs, as well as tips on interviewing and conducting reference checks. Also how to manage a vacancy while taking the time to find the right person.

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5 Ways to Achieve Breakthrough Results on Your Next Pledge Event

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: This article is packed full of great tips from the latest hjc seminar on how to make your next pledge event vastly more successful. Just one of these tips will help you raise up to 400% more from participants!


5 Great Fundraising Videos

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Ever think of substituting your fundraising letter for a video? There’s no better way to stir emotions and draw people in to tell them a story about your need than a carefully crafted video. Here are 5 great fundraising videos that we hope will inspire you and some tips for getting it just right.

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Creating the “Perfect Donor Experience”

Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Did you know that a a typical non-profit will lose 50% of its donors between the first and second donation, and up to 30% per year thereafter. It’s time to switch gears and start focusing on the donors you’ve already got. It’s all about creating the perfect donor... (continued)

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Research Shows New Dos and Don’ts of Fundraising

Follow the link below to read the full article! Despite still being very much in recovery-mode from the economic turn-down, research reveals that a surprising 66% of donors could be inspired to give more generously this year. But, they have some specific requests from the nonprofits they support. Find out what... (continued)

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Meg Garlinghouse - Leveraging LinkedIn for Good

This session in July, 2012 covered how nonprofits can leverage the LinkedIn network to gain knowledge, build awareness, and grow their community. We will cover how to maximize your presence with your company profile page, ways to build a LinkedIn Group and why you should get your supporters to add the Volunteer and Causes field to their profile

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Giftworks decision to disable old versions leaves nonprofits stranded

We have all seen this before: a company starts with the objective of helping non-profit organizations and ends with the objective of squeezing them for money. It’s rather sad when a non-profit’s software partner of many years turns out to be a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

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Non-Profit Advocacy – Getting Involved, Creating Change

Everything you need to know about getting involved in advocacy work, whether it’s right for your organization, and different ways to get involved to create change.


Non-profit Authorities Denounce “Overhead” as an Accurate Measure of Non-profit Performance

In a historic move, GuideStar, Charity Navigator and BBB Wise Giving Alliance write an open letter to the donors of America, setting out to correct a misconception they created that overhead is a valid indicator of non-profit performance.

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How to Segment Your Donors & Personalize Communication to get Higher Response Rates

In smaller non-profits, board members can craft a personalized letter for every donor. With larger organizations, however, this is impossible. It’s unlikely your board knows every donor personally, and who has the time to write that many letters? So, what’s the solution?

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7 Ways Nonprofits Can Use Jelly – The New Social App with Buzz

Last week, Twitter cofounder Biz Stone announced Jelly, a new social app that’s a combination of Quora and Instagram. People take pictures and ask questions about the pictures, and then the answers are provided by other users. Find out how your nonprofit can use it!

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Major Gifts for Beginners

Want to begin a major gift program?Not sure where to begin?Are you a one person Development Department? Do you work in direct mail and want to learn when to move donors "up and on"?
This is the course for you!

We will:
Define a major gift as it relates to your organization
Discuss the content and value of a Case Statement (your case... (continued)


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Children's Educational Services

Children Educational Services is a Not For Profit 501 (c) (3) owner/operator of two private, K-12 Special Ed school models; The Broach School a "Character Based" model with 4 locations in the Greater Tampa Bay Area, and Crossroads Christian Schools a "Faith Based" model with 1 location in Lakeland, FL and 2 in the Greater... (continued)


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