[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 […]

Storytelling is for fundraising NOT for nonprofit marketing!

Shanon Doolittle on Storytelling at the Gates Foundation

I’m shocked at how people looking for solid fundraising tactics, simply blow off storytelling. It’s as though there is some cosmic organizational chart in the sky that has storytelling is on one side (the “marketing” side) and fundraising is on the other. Divorcing storytelling from fundraising will reduce your fundraising success! Even communicating research needs […]

Quick storytelling tip for nonprofit board members

Quick storytelling tip for nonprofit board members - The Power of Your POV

Being a nonprofit board member can be an exciting adventure. You’re part of something bigger than yourself, doing incredible work. But the joy tends to evaporate when you’re asked to talk about your nonprofit to your friends. My coaching clients often ask me questions like: “What do I say?” “Why would they care?” “What if […]

Get new donors with Facebook Ads?

Learn the power of Facebook ads for your nonprofit

Are you confused about Facebook Advertising and how it applies to your nonprofit fundraising? You know that your donors and prospects are on Facebook. Facebook ads are becoming a must in today’s pay-to-play Facebook model but where do you start? And how much do you have to spend to be effective? And how can you […]

4 Great Nonprofit Trainings this Month in The Nonprofit Academy!

The Nonprofit Academy Favicon

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 […]

Stop being jealous! Tips on dealing with #ALSicebucketchallenge

Half Full, Half Empty, or Always Full?

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 […]

Get jazzed when a donor says “no”!

Go For No Book Cover

As I wrote earlier this week, some of my coaching clients are being transformed by the idea of keeping on going until we get no. This concept is helping them keep up their endurance in asking. And it’s helping donors really connect to causes that matter to them. So I’m thrilled that “Go For No!” […]