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Want Donations? Crystalize Your Development Theory
What’s your explanation of how your nonprofit organization obtains donations? How exactly does having a mission, supporters, and need, generate money? How do these elements fit together? What’s your theory?
Sponsorships on Steroids: Working with Business Donors
People are complex creatures who often seek to achieve multiple goals in single transactions. You go to the grocery store for milk. As you prepare to check out, you remember that you also need carrots, tea, and soap. Likewise, your corporate partners often bring multiple goals. Besides the joy of giving back, business partners seek…
Sticky Sponsorships Rock
So, what's all the hoopla about sticky sponsorships? Sticky sponsorships squirt “glue” all over participants’ minds. The glue dries clear and flexible, with the sponsor’s name glowing through.
Corporate Giving: How to Solve the Biggest Problem
To open the floodgate to corporate income, new partnerships, and for mutual success, dispel the fog that comes with corporate gifts. Identify the “why” behind the investments. Help corporate leaders meet their goals by getting clarity on them. You’ll spend less time wondering what to do next and more time doing it. You’ll solve the biggest problem with corporate giving.
Let's Create Board Member Income Heroes
Helping your board members to become income heroes begins with education, continues with education, and revolves around education —both for you and your board members. Part of this education will be for you to recognize how much you already know about income development. The good news is that your board members want to help. The great news? You can help them be income heroes.
Introducing the 'Open the Floodgates to Sustainability' Assessment
What if sustainability was not only possible but also something you will achieve by a specific date? What if you made sustainability your goal for next year? Your organization can be sustainable. You, with your supporters, can achieve it.