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?
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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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Government funds are shrinking. Even if this turns out not to be true for your organization, you will want fewer spending restrictions. You need funds for innovation. You seek to serve people who need your services without restrictions determined from afar. You might crave more community engagement, so that when you face major cuts, your […]
Have you ever wished that your nonprofit board members would make yearly cash gifts? Karen Eber Davis gives great tips and advice on how to create nonprofit boards that make cash gifts.
Perhaps you, like millions of others, saw the Oscar-winning movie Frozen. This immensely popular 2013 film by Walt Disney Animation Studios tells the story of two sisters, Anna and Elsa. Elsa is an unusual child, to say the least: She has the ability to freeze things. When Elsa creates snow slides, both sisters have a […]
Nonprofit success draws deeply from the well of human passion. Founders see wrongs to right. Leaders imagine a different world. People follow those with zeal for something better. Yet, passion, while necessary, is never enough….
For several years, this column has focused on remarkable ideas that nonprofits use to increase income. This month, I take a slightly different turn. We’ll look at overlooked everyday ideas that ingenious nonprofits use to increase their income. We start with your board. What ideas are often overlooked? By educating them, you can focus their […]