Vanessa Chase is a fundraising strategist and copywriter, and runs the non-profit resource website, TheStorytellingNonprofit.com. 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.
She’s worked working with clients like Love... (continued)
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Do you need a study before you run a campaign? What are the pros and cons of planning/feasibility studies? How long will it take? How much will it cost? Can we do it ourselves? What should we expect from a consultant? What happens if we don't do one?... (continued)
Wed, Jan 25, 2017 at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT
The needs section is the most important section of a grant proposal. If the need for your project is unclear, reviewers will be frustrated and your efforts (at both fundraising and implementation) are likely to fail.
This webinar, led by a grant writer with more than 20 years of experience, takes an... (continued)
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How does your development program measure up to accepted standards? Is your development program growing or is it stagnant? What tools can help you assess your performance?
This 3-session online training with national expert Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE will help you look at how your fundraising efforts are really... (continued)
Started 2016-09-20T16:00:00ZTuesday, September 20, 2016 at 04:00PM UTC, lasted for 14 days
Struggling to hold on to your donors or to get them to give at higher levels? Then you’ll want to check out How to Build a Strong Donor (and Funder) Cultivation Program, with national fundraising expert Linda Lysakowski, ACFRE!
Over the course of 3 live, weekly webinars, Linda will teach... (continued)
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)
Culture Suck: How a Bad Ethical Culture Can Doom a Good Nonprofit
by Paul Sturm
Nonprofit culture is not a “soft” component of an organization; it is the final word, the informer of action or inaction. When it has been left victim to inattention, it can wreak havoc by creating... (continued)
Want to create more content for your blog, but having trouble coming up with the time? A great way to share organizational info and share stories is by asking stakeholders to contribute to your blog. The Nonprofit Blog Post Template provides a platform for guest contributors to share their stories in a... (continued)
A book review - Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential
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Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Guest author and fundraising consultant, Clay Myers-Bowman, reveals the main areas that you should explore to determine if you’re ready for a capital campaign, along with the big question that must be answered with a resounding “YES!” if you plan on going ahead.
Follow the link below for the full article! Find out how to incorporate a huge amount of information in just two pages to prove to funders that you have a good case worthy of funding. Also includes a great example proposal that can be used as a template.
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Peter Singer, arguably the most famous and influential modern philosopher, delves into to the human psyche to determine what’s holding people back from giving at their full potential. He cites 6 reasons, which give way to 6 very clear things you... (continued)
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Use this list to find the right fundraising software for your nonprofit. Also includes fundraising software reviews and resources to help you find the right match for your organization.
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Using specific examples of “stupid” non-profit ads, we’ll show you how commercial ad agencies get it all wrong when it comes to creating non-profit ads by trying to be too clever. We’ll look at some of the specific tactics they use, why they fail, and... (continued)
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Our guest Author, Larry C. Johnson, shares the 8 principles of sustainable fundraising from his book, and uses one of these principles to show how you can be wildly successful at fundraising by mastering the 3 P’s.
Want to energize your organization, gain fresh ideas and strategies, and inspire future activists, then you need to invite young people to join your projects! We’ll tell how!
Governance is the structure, relationships and processes of authority, responsibility and accountability in a business or organization. Governance is not a procedure, action or activity. Governance is the structure of responsibilities and accountabilities. This document explains governance, the difference between good and bad governance, and the roles and... (continued)
Find everything you need to write a job description that makes hiring, planning and evaluations easier! The Job Description Handbook can help you create HR documents that provide the details of every job's duties. Turn to this guide to learn how to: create a good job description, hire qualified employees, avoid legal traps, 5/2008 2nd... (continued)
How to Run Your Nonprofit Corporation So You Don't Run Into Trouble. Find everything you need to keep your nonprofit organized, legal, & out of trouble. Contains the essentials for ever nonprofiteer to keep a proper paper trail. Step by step, it walks readers through: calling meetings, making resolutions, voting on proposals, ... (continued)
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: It’s predicted that by 2013, 90 percent of Internet traffic will be video, and it is increasingly becoming the primary way for donors to learn about non-profits. So, if you want donors to pay attention, you need to think video. Here are a few great ones that build... (continued)
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Need some fresh ideas to help make your newsletter gets read and has an impact? Here are 8 unique and practical ideas from some noted non-profit consultants, writers and marketing experts.
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Ever wonder if giving premiums or token gifts for donations works? You know, offering labels as an incentive to give, or a T-shirt as a bonus for giving? Well, there’s a lot of controversy surrounding the issue. Here’s what people have found and what the research says.
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: A look at some whacky donor management practices and how we rationalize them. What it usually comes down to: fear of change! Nobody likes it. Some people will put up with ridiculous time-wasters, and money-wasters, all in an effort to avoid it. Have you become oddly... (continued)
Follow the link below for the full article! Summary: Having trouble sending out your eNewsletter, or donations requests via email? Do you keep getting bounce-backs that say your email looks like spam? Here are five things you can do to avoid being flagged as spam and ensure as many of your emails as possible... (continued)