Fire that donor!

Fire that donor!

Money does weird things to us, doesn't it? A lack of money leads nonprofits to a growing desperation. A feeling they "need" every donor. Anyone who'll give them money. Including bullies. But sometimes, the problem isn't hearing "no" from a donor. Sometimes the problem...
Should I ask my friends?

Should I ask my friends?

One of the scariest things about fundraising is the fear that you'll ruin relationships. One of the most common questions I get as a fundraising coach is "Should I send this appeal to people I hangout with?" Last week, an accomplished nonprofit leaders asked me just...
Going beyond a no in your nonprofit fundraising ask

Going beyond a no in your nonprofit fundraising ask

I recently heard author Andrea Waltz remind fundraisers to "go for no!" (That's the name of her book too.) It's a reminder that too often we give up before the donor has really made a decision. Reframing Failure She also shared the need for us to reframe the word...

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