Don’t disqualify yourself from your current revenue because you forgot a report.
Ask, how can we take advantage of this? Seek new opportunities which are only possible now. Be innovative.
3. Request planned gifts.
COVID reminded us that our health is precious, and now maybe the only hour we can act on our values.
4. Pivot toward solutions.
Yes, uncertainty is annoying. Instead of moaning, generate options.
5. Involve your donors.
During the 2020 lockdown, donors stepping up to the plate warmed the hearts of many.
Ask: Who needs the value? Do they have the resources to obtain it? If yes, explore further.
You’ve got millions of competitors. Every 501c3 provides tax benefits—but only the St. Petersburg Arts Alliance serves the whole St. Pete arts community.
In most car accidents, people quit too soon. If drivers kept driving, they’d reduce injuries. Make the extra phone call and effort to earn the revenue.
9. Consider merging sooner.
Think about merging when you have more to offer, rather than later. (See The Merger Checklist.)
10. Remember, uncertainty includes both good and bad.
It’t not always greener over there. The recipients of Mackenzie Soctt’s gifts face new unknowns. What do their long-term donors think about their financial needs now? Yes, you might prefer the challenges of other organizations, but remember they don’t have your advantages.
For more answers, check out this Nonprofit CEO Library.
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Karen Eber Davis provides customized advising and coaching around nonprofit strategy and board development. People leaders hire her to bring clarity to sticky situations, break through barriers that seem insurmountable, and align people for better futures. She is the author of 7 Nonprofit Income Streams and Let's Raise Nonprofit Millions Together.
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