Why I don't like crowdfunding

Speaking at a conference recently, fundraisers kept peppering me with questions related to fundraising. Some of those in the audience balanced their entire annual budget on a crowdfunding campaign. That is plain crazy. Yes, crowdfunding has opened up philanthropy and investment to all of us. According to recent data, from 2014 to 2015 the estimates

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

[Guest Post] Crowdfunding - Not the Hail Mary You Think

Today it's my pleasure to introduce you to Dana Ostomel, the founder of Deposit a Gift.com. Deposit a Gift allows anyone - nonprofits, schools, or individuals - to raise money and even sell tickets to benefit events. I love that Dana's background is in marketing. She's developed solutions for brands like Snapple, Century21, The Home