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Book: Zen and the Art of Fundraising: The Pillars in Practice
What is the secret to being a successful fundraiser? In this book three of the Zen and the Art of Fundraising trilogy, Alex Pia Brophy, JD, LLM, explores a variety of situations that fundraisers face daily—from phone calls, to meetings, to visits with prospects and donors—and applies the 16 pillars to help cope with challenging situations and succeed.
Unrestricted Giving is Dead, Long Live Unrestricted Giving
“The King is Dead, Long Live the King.” And so it now is with fundraising for unrestricted giving.
Self-Care for Nonprofit Leaders: A Spring Frame of Mind
Have you had something percolating in your mind for months about what you want to do or how you want to change your habits? Do you desire a healthier physical or spiritual life? Have you had thoughts of wanting to feel better, get better, and do better for yourself, your family, your team? Perhaps you’ve had a desire to create new habits or patterns for how you want to be. Now is the time! Spring has sprung!
Better Knowledge for Greater Success
What is your most important asset for the success of your nonprofit organization? Money? Yeah, you need money to do most things. However, I’d argue knowledge is more important than money.
The Power of Storytelling
Successful organizations are fueled by passion—the emotional give-and-take between and among stakeholders that adds up to more than the sum of its parts. You want to convey the impact of your work. You want to share a feeling about your vision of a better future. There are three main categories of story that I would like for you to think about, and to have at the ready, for when time and opportunity allow for a richer conversation about your organization: the Founding Story, the Client Story, and the Donor Story.