August 3, 2022
When Boards Know Their Role & Still Fail to Help Fundraise

I was leading a Zoom board workshop. When the board reviewed how well they were fulfilling their responsibilities, they found an area that needed work:[…]

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March 15, 2022
Major Gifts- How to Ask for a Transformational Gift

Bummer, you missed this Karen’s CEO Major Gift Conversation, but never fear all is not lost! Here is a snippet from the conversation where our[…]

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February 28, 2022
When Good Boards Have Bad Fundraising Ideas

You feel it in your gut first when good board members have bad fundraising ideas. You’re in a board meeting discussing fundraising someone comes up[…]

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February 11, 2022
Finding Major Gifts to Change the World

In four years, would you like to– Grow your six-figure donors by 30 percent? Develop an event that attracts 75,000 people? Earn 50 percent more[…]

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January 28, 2022
In-Kind: 2 Ways to Maximize Its Value

The right kind of in-kind donations are budget blessings to nonprofits. This post shares two examples of funneling in-kind high-cost labor to do tasks better[…]

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October 25, 2021
Donor Management Software Buying Tips with Steven Shattuck

How can donor management software help your nonprofit? To find out, watch this software buying tips video with Steven Shattuck. Should your nonprofit invest in[…]

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October 13, 2021
How to Deal with Unrealistic Fundraising Expectations

“How do you handle a board that sets astronomical fundraising goals?“ Janet asked this brave question at an Association of Fundraising Professionals luncheon. Why was[…]

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August 5, 2021
How to Grow Your Sponsorships Dollars

“We don’t even need to discuss this sponsorship,” the  CFO said. “After all, it brings us three to four times its cost.” A CEO and[…]

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June 21, 2021
How Can Prospect Research Help You?

Here are answers to your CEO questions about investing in prospect research. Should your nonprofit invest in prospect research? Your development staff asked for it.[…]

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June 2, 2021
Your Donors, Sponsors, and Funders: Can You Keep Them or Get Them Back?

The most common questions my clients are asking now involve former and current donors, sponsors, and funders. They want to know: If their new donors,[…]

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