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, [...]

Don't Wing It! Major Gifts Webinar with Kathie Kramer Ryan

Kathie Kramer Ryan, Arroyo Fundraising

The Nonprofit Academy Members’ August Webinar Don’t Wing It! – Major Gift Mistakes Even Smart Fundraisers Make August 14, 1pm ET (noon CT / 11am MT / 10am PT) In this webinar, Kathie Kramer Ryan will share the critical mistakes often made by even the most seasoned development professionals when working with major donors – [...]

[Guest Post] Donor Acquisition – the painful necessity of fundraising

Bob McCarthy on Donor Acquisition through Direct Mail

Today it's my pleasure to share with you a post on finding new donors for your nonprofit. A few weeks ago, Bob McCarthy and I were emailing about the formulas to look at when getting new donors. So I asked him to write a blog post about it! Read it both to learn the formulas [...]

How Mr. T can help your nonprofit fundraising. Seriously.

How Mr. T can help your nonprofit fundraising. Seriously.

Here's a short video explaining one of the most important aspects of fundraising: shutting up. When you've done all the researching, engaging, and you've just made the ask...the decision is out of your control. And that's ok. In my fundraising training, I recommend picturing Mr. T at this moment. He'll help keep you from confusing [...]

15 Social Media Tips for Ministry Fundraising

Church Executive- Raising Funds Through Social Media

This month's Church Executive features an interview with me on how pastors can use social media for fundraising. The editor pulled out 15 of the most important tips I've learned, both pastoring a church and in coaching church planters and others in ministry fundraising. It was fun to see what she chose! Social media tips [...]