[Guest Post] Improve Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising with Prospect Research

Bill Tedesco, founder & CEO of DonorSearch

I’m pleased to welcome Bill Tedesco, founder and CEO of DonorSearch, my favorite prospect research tool. Prospect research is so vitally important to successful nonprofit fundraising. But so misunderstood by nonprofit leaders. A veteran of prospect research, Bill shows you how researching your donors and prospects can move your fundraising forward. You can learn more […]

[Guest Post] 4 Fundraising Questions for Your Board Chair

John Fulwider

I like John Fulwider. His energy, optimism, and experience make a powerful force for helping nonprofits. I suppose this is in part because of his expertise with Gallup’s StrengthsFinder. He knows every organization and every leader has strengths and he’s skilled at building on them. His new book Better Together: How Top Nonprofit CEOs and […]

[Guest Post] 3 Tips to Create Sustainable Nonprofit Systems

Tycely Williams

I’m honored to introduce Tycely Williams. Tycely impresses me with her ability to create solutions for nonprofits that can be sustained even with small staffs. Here are some of her thoughts on helping let fundraising permeate all the areas of your nonprofit. She’ll be expanding on these in her training for The Nonprofit Academy. Tycely […]

[Guest Post] Quitting the Culture Club – Why blaming a lack of culture of philanthropy is just plain lazy

Dan McCormack on the "culture of philanthropy" misnomer

A few weeks back, I was talking with Dan McCormack about an upcoming training. In the midst of our conversation, Dan said he didn’t let his team use the term “a culture of philanthropy.” His observations were so right, I asked if he’d do a guest blog post on this. I’m glad he said yes! […]

[Guest Post] How to Make Your Fundraising Plans for Next Year Better… and More Effective

Joe Garecht writes on creating a successful nonprofit fundraising plan

I’ve been enjoying Joe Garecht’s work at The Fundraising Authority for years. And I’m thrilled that he’ll be teaching in The Nonprofit Academy in January. He’ll be teaching on How to Write a Successful Non-Profit Fundraising Plan, so I’ve invited him to share a few tips here as well. You can connect with Joe on […]

[Guest Post] 5 Reasons Your Peer to Peer Program is Failing

Dave Linn on why your peer to peer fundraising is failing

Today, I’ve invited Dave Linn to teach about peer-to-peer fundraising. Having run bikathons and walkathons myself, I know how powerful they can be…and how much of a pain they can be too! Dave is the Chief Operating Officer of The Generosity Series, a series of multi-charity 5K Run/Walks with an integrated peer-to-peer platform. Dave got […]

[Guest Post] How to Overcome Objections in Scheduling Your Fundraising Solicitation Meetings

Nonprofit Fundraising Expert Andrea Kihlstedt

I’m a huge fan of Andrea Kihlstedt. She’s a true expert in fundraising – one that makes you feel smarter just by being around her. She’s the author of multiple books and the creator of the “asking styles” way of helping people ask in coordination with their hard wiring, not against them. She’s also done […]