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Hospital Fundraising Summit https://ov213.isrefer.com/go/hfs15reg/marcapitman/

If you raise money for a hospital, or are thinking of moving into that career, you need to register for the The Hospital Fundraising Summit. It’s coming April 6 – 12 and gathering 48 of us, giving over 70 sessions! The schedule for The Hospital Fundraising Summit I’ve just heard that the schedule for The […]

[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 […]

[Question Marc] Help! My board wants to do another event!

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Dear Marc, Help!! My board wants to do ANOTHER fundraising event! We’re already doing 10 events a year. How can I tell them we don’t have the resources to do another one? Stressed in San Diego My Answer Dear Stressed, Oh no! I definitely feel your pain! I think your board is living out the […]

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 […]

[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! […]