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How to Build Donor Relationships with Individuals
If you don’t approach individual donors by asking for money, how do you approach them? How do you build strong relationships that will keep them giving year after year?
Successful Nonprofit Fundraising is NOT About the Money
Successful nonprofit fundraising is not about the money. How can that be? Isn’t the whole objective of fundraising to raise money?
Self-Care for Nonprofit Leaders: Bracing Yourself for the Busiest Season
Year-end looms and a race begins for what is unarguably the busiest season for any nonprofit. Whether or not your fiscal year-end is on December 31, this date is the taxpayer’s year-end. It affects you. How on earth to take care of yourself when you are taking care of business?
Losing a Donor Friend is Difficult
It’s inevitable. Working for and on behalf of nonprofit organizations puts us into the path of some remarkable people. For fund development professionals like me, they often include donors who are advanced in years. We form bonds. Friendships. When they pass from this life, we feel it. Deeply.
How to Turn Your Event Attendees into Supportive Donors
It might not seem like it, but the calendar-year-end fundraising season will be here before we know it. Along with it comes those special events that every nonprofit organization must host.
Leadership, Self-Care, and the Lazy, Hazy, Crazy Days of Summer
While others are planning summer vacations and feeling happier and a bit freer during the dog days of summer, the impassioned people who run the nonprofit sector are working as much or more, making mission happen. Nat King Cole recorded a song in 1963 with the hook, “Roll out those lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer.” As a nonprofit leader, I bet you wish it were so for you.