[Guest Post] Correctly setting up your nonprofit's Google+ Community

Gabriel Reynoso on Google+ Communities for Nonprofits

A few months after I wrote the book Google+ for Nonprofits, Google+ released a new feature called "Communities." In the time since the introduction, have become a great tool for interacting on Google+, both in raising awareness and in interacting with supporters. As a Google+ user--whether personal profile or organization page--when you share with the [...]

Nonprofit executives: fundraising advice, tips, and exhortations

SowSeedsofVictory

Since both Valentine's Day and Presidents' Day are observed in February here in the USA, we're taking a look at the "care and feeding of nonprofit CEOs." We know in CompassPoint's recent national survey of nonprofit fundraising, that CEO's are particularly feeling the pressures of tightening budgets and diminishing fundraising results. If our nonprofits are [...]

The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

The 5 Best Leadership Books for Nonprofit Leaders

An executive coaching client recently asked me about my favorite 2 or 3 leadership books. Here are the first five that came to mind. Not surprisingly, each one is within easy reach of my desk. And I find myself thinking about their concepts or quoting them practically every week. Influence, Robert Cialdini In most of [...]

3 myths of email fundraising

Myths about email fundraising

More and more of people coming to me for coaching seem to think that fundraising can be done 100% online. They want help setting up a website and getting on social media. It's as though there must be a great pool of donors just waiting to give and putting up a website will funnel all [...]

Nonprofit Blog Carnival call for submissions: Care and feeding of presidents

Care and feeding of Presidents | February 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions

I'm honored to be hosting the February 2014 Nonprofit Blog Carnival! In previous years, February has been dedicated to how to show yourself (the fundraiser) some love and how to show donors love so they'll want to keep coming back. This year, we're going to take a different approach. Send me your Presidents, your CEO's, [...]

Donor stewardship and Acres of Diamonds

Donor Stewardship to find diamonds

A couple weeks ago, I was working with my son on a school project. We are having him study 10 great speeches from USA history. In looking at top 10 and top 100 lists, I was thrilled to come across Russell Conwell's Acres of Diamonds. I'd read this dozens of times growing up. The gist [...]

Great sale on powerful tools for nonprofit fundraising - http://bit.ly/January2014Sale

100 Donors in 90 Days AND The Donor Retention Project on sale! http://bit.ly/January2014Sale

Chris Davenport over at 501Videos surveyed nonprofit professionals and board members last week. The top two things they said they wanted help with were: finding new donors, and keeping the donors they already have So over at NonprofitBestPracticesStore.com, he's offering incredible savings on a bundle of 100 Donors in 90 Days and The Donor Retention [...]