A surprising way to increase planned gifts

I love that we live in a time of actual research of fundraising. We’re finally moving beyond anecdotes to verified research by groups like the Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. (In the interest of full disclosure: I am on the Advisory Panel for the think tank associated with the Centre.) The newest findings presented this month […]

Upcoming Nonprofit Leadership Talks & Training

Are you in Orlando, Salt Lake City, Austin, Seattle, or Kansas City? I’ll be coming to each and would love to get together. Most of my work is private, with individual executive directors and their nonprofit teams. But I also love giving leadership and fundraising trainings at conferences. Here are some events I’ll be presenting […]

Celebrating your nonprofit – The Nonprofit Blog Carnival

The February Nonprofit Blog Carnival generated some interesting comments but not many blog posts. The call for posts was for creative ways to celebrate you cause. We seem to be a creative bunch…Many people said they loved this topic. But there weren’t any blog post submitted. In looking around, I did find that the most […]

A surprising tweak to increase donor retention

I’ve worked alot on donor retention and often written about the importance of keeping the donors you already have. But in a recent webinar on storytelling for nonprofits, I had a rude awakening. The webinar was presented by the legendary fundraiser Ken Burnett. He was talking about how effective stories can be in the answering […]

5 truly useful gifts for travelers who fundraise

I’ve been seeing lots of “gifts for travelers” lists. Unfortunately, most of them are full of expensive items that are of questionable value. Do we really need $85 galoshes? Or a $70 light bulb? Here are some real gifts you can get your favorite traveling fundraiser! I know, I use them on every trip. For […]

Upcoming Fundraising Coach Speaking and Trainings

I am often asked where my next speaking events are. Here are the upcoming trainings and talks for November 2014 into January 2015. In addition to online events, I’ll be on all over the USA and in two other countries! Updated 11/15/2014: Included PennyBridge’s invitational breakfast in Örebro, Sweden and the talk at the former […]

4 Great Nonprofit Trainings this Month in The Nonprofit Academy!

A few weeks ago, The Nonprofit Academy joined the Fundraising Coach. With over 50 webinars, templates, and tools in the NPA Online Vault, it’s already a great resource for affordable, efficient, and effective nonprofit trainings. But members typically get one new online training and one coaching call with me each month too. October is special […]