Have you written off someone as a lost cause? #followupfriday

A coaching client just told me a powerful story of following up. For about six months, he was following up with three supporters. Each had made small donations in the past, less then $1,000 each. After about five months of following up, one donor said he'd make a gift "this quarter." The by "this quarter"

Is crowdfunding the right fit for your nonprofit?

I've been fundraising since before Facebook. Even before Google existed! I've seen a lot of fads, tricks, and solid strategies in my time. Two of the most persistent seem to be bake sales and crowdfunding. (Seriously, a startling number of well meaning supporters still consider holding a bake sale to be a solid nonprofit fundraising

How to use a job analysis to get the salary you want

As a trained salary negotiation facilitator, I’ve presented facts, resources and strategies to many individuals across the globe to help them enter into and walking away successfully from negotiation conversations. Today, I want to provide a tool specifically for professionals who want to remain with their current organization but know in their hearts and minds

Fundraising Events: The 10-Step Guide to Planning Your Own

Most of us like to believe that we’d give to charity purely out of the goodness of our hearts. It’s also what we’d hope to be true of our donors. 100% altruism. Philanthropy without expectation of reciprocation. But the world doesn’t work that way. That’s why, as fundraising professionals, it’s a large part of our

Do you wish you had the time to educate your board?

Do you ever wish you had the time to educate your board on the field of fundraising and what really works? Now you don't have to! Watch this quick video to see why: Learn more about this done for you course at: http://101.fundraisingcoach.com/ Hurry! Registration closes this Friday!

Taming the Special Event Monster

You know it’s there, lurking in the shadows of your workload. You try to avoid it, but sooner or later it must be dealt with. Your organization is relying on you to step in and be the hero. Now is the time to take a stand and conquer your fears. It is time to take

Your fundraising letters helped by zombies

Have you ever struggled with the active voice vs. passive voice in your fundraising letters? It's so easy to slip into the passive voice, thinking it sounds more "objective" or "business-like." But active voice is easier to read and is better at accomplishing your goal: getting donors to take action! While it's best to have