03 December

Fundraising & the Power of Confidence

Preeminent 18th century British author Samuel Johnson once said, “Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” This is true in politics… it’s true in sales… it’s true in military …

22 March

Thinking Big in Fundraising

If there’s one thing I don’t like, it’s thinking small. Far too many people spend their time and energy thinking small. That’s true in the wider world, and it’s true …

10 March

Local Fundraising for Larger Non-Profits

Doing local fundraising for a large organization can sometimes seem complicated and unwieldy. Whether you are running a local affiliate of a large national organization, or are responsible for raising …

26 January

Best Fundraising Strategies for Small Non-Profits

Small non-profits, including many schools, churches, community organizations and social service agencies, face some unique development challenges. Without a large and influential board of directors, a substantial fundraising staff, or widespread …

18 January

How to Increase Your Board Fundraising

In most organizations, board fundraising refers to two related components. First, the board is asked (or required) to give a personal gift each year to the organization. Second, the board …

30 November

5 Best Quick Fundraising Methods

Quick fundraising usually isn’t good fundraising. Most of the time, non-profits are well advised to spend time getting to know their prospects and donors, cultivating them, and executing a well-written …