3 inexpensive tools to make your year-end giving amazing

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In creating an Ask Without Fear! training for the executive directors of the Jewish National Fund of Canada, I was reminded how important September is for the vast number of nonprofits. Even for those like JNF that have religious holidays in the coming weeks, the end of the calendar year can be when a nonprofit’s [...]

How to raise more money through donor retention – without throwing money away

RetentionFundraising-Craver

I spent Labor Day morning reading about the labor of fundraising. I am so glad I picked up Roger Craver’s book, Retention Fundraising! These three hours will be with me for years. I’m not new to this. I’ve been studying donor retention for over a decade. My first product, “Creating Donor Evangelists” leveraged studies done [...]

Are you ready for donors using LinkedIn?

LinkedIn and nonprofit fundraising

In teaching nonprofit social media, I call LinkedIn the “little engine that could.” Started in late 2002, LinkedIn has seen many social media platforms rise and fall. (Anyone remember Friendster or MySpace?) But LinkedIn keeps trucking along. And in my non-scientific experience, it is the preferred social media platform of many executives. They tell me [...]

Don’t waste time trying to copy the #icebucketchallenge

Don't copycat the #ALSicebucketchallenge

Every week, I send a fundraising coaching email to nonprofit CEOs and Executive Directors. These Kicks are designed to remind them to get out from behind their desk to interact with 5-10 major donors and prospects. I rarely share these Fundraising Kicks with anyone but them. But this week there will be hundreds, possibly thousands, [...]

KindleUnlimited offers a great marketing opportunity for your library!

KindleUnlimited boon for libraries

A few weeks ago, Amazon announced KindleUnlimited. For $10/month, you can read from their list of books, and listen to some of them on Audible. Doesn’t this sound like charging for what libraries already offer? Start where your donors are In my book on raising library support, I talk about the importance of talking the [...]

How to get new donors

How to Get New Donors

As a fundraising coach, one of the most common questions I get is about how to get new donors for a nonprofit. The question was well summed up in this question from an Ask Without Fear! email newsletter subscriber: “How do I acquire new donors? I find that people keep saying donor acquisition is given [...]

Training: Fundraising for Christian Ministry

Steve Shadrach - Raising money for Christian ministry

Fundraising isn’t easy. But fundraising for your own ministry support can be even harder! Steve Shadrach knows that better than most. And he has tips and strategies for helping you raise your support and deepening your relationship with God. Ministry fundraising training Wednesday, August 13 He’s giving a webinar for The Nonprofit Academy on Wednesday, [...]