Celebrating your nonprofit – The Nonprofit Blog Carnival

Valentine Day for nonprofit fundraisers

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

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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 […]

Nonprofit Blog Carnival – Celebrating your nonprofit cause

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Call for submissions: Deadline February 26th! It is my pleasure to be hosting the February Nonprofit Blog Carnival! With Valentine’s Day in February, the last three years have focused on “loving”: loving nonprofit staff loving donors and keeping them coming back and loving nonprofit leaders Breaking out of the rut This year, let’s shake it […]

[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 […]

Training Your Board to Raise Money – a book for your new year

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I love finding practical tools that can help nonprofits thrive. The new book Train Your Board (and Everyone Else) to Raise Money is just that. Crisis with nonprofit boards Gone are the days when boards could be rubber-stamping social clubs. More than ever, nonprofits needs boards that will advocate for their cause. Interestingly, board members […]

Stop being jealous! Tips on dealing with #ALSicebucketchallenge

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Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of questions about my “view” of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. When I saw it happening, I watched with professional curiosity. I love seeing a nonprofit hit a fundraising campaign out of the park! You’d think that as a guy lost his mom less than a year ago due […]

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 […]