October 2, 2023
5 Ways Nonprofits Turn Off Unsolicited Major Gifts Donors & Funders

Imagine this. You receive a voicemail from a lawyer. She’s calling because her client wants to make a six-figure gift. The client is considering several[…]

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September 28, 2023
3 Killer Questions for CEOs that Unleash Mammoth Potential

Nonprofit executives, by the nature of their jobs, have an overwhelmed monster lurking outside their door at best. And that monster seems to get bigger[…]

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September 19, 2023
7 FAQ about Unsolicited Major Gift & Windfall Donors & Funders

1. Who are unsolicited major gift donors and funders?   They’re nonprofit investors—individuals, foundations, government agencies, and corporations, who surprise you by reaching out to[…]

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September 5, 2023
I Was Wrong about Windfall & Unsolicited Major Gifts

For years, I attributed windfall and unsolicited major gifts to luck. I told clients, “If you build your nonprofit’s quality, eventually you receive windfall gifts.[…]

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August 31, 2023
Are You Missing This Nonprofit Income Stream?

Have you ever felt that your nonprofit income development is missing something? Maybe you’re gearing up for the year-end appeal, submitting applications, exploring earned revenue,[…]

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August 15, 2023
How to Attract Unsolicited Major Gifts and Windfalls: It’s Not Just Luck!

Be a nonprofit that attracts large, unexpected windfall and other unexpected major gifts from funders and donors. I’ve identified five qualities of nonprofits that effectively[…]

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August 15, 2023
Strategy to the Rescue: Here’s Hope and 5 Terrific Examples

If everything’s going well in your nonprofit, working to solve your most significant problem might not matter. But if you’re challenged, it matters a lot.[…]

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July 27, 2023
When Your Board Members Volunteer: How to Manage the Role Confusion

When your board members volunteer, it’s mostly good news, but it can also be bad news. If you’re not careful, role confusion will result. Watch[…]

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July 25, 2023
What’s the Most Valuable Work Nonprofit Execs Do?

And, do you have what’s needed to get it done? At first glance, the most valuable work of a nonprofit CEO or executive director seems[…]

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July 17, 2023
Is Your Strategic Plan a Keeper or a Tosser?

Does your nonprofit strategic plan pass the smell tests? If not, your plan may be junk. Effective strategic plans generate alignment and both a unique strategy and a master[…]

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