March 25, 2021

Best Practices: Fundraising Planning in Uncertain Times

Obtaining the revenue your nonprofit was tough “in the old days” (like in 2019) when some 50 percent of nonprofits ended the year in the red.

That was then. Now, it’s tougher.

A 2020 Candid analysis predicted that between 3 and 38 percent of nonprofits will be pandemic victims—and data is based on organizations with revenues greater than $50,000 per year.

The stakes for developing nonprofit revenue are unlikely to be this high again in our careers.

To lead your nonprofit, now you must plan for not just one scenario but dozens. How will you get to post-COVID? What tools do you need to prepare for all options? Reduce risks? Keep from getting confused? Your resiliency has gotten you this far. How will you get to your next break-thru?

“Several long-time supporters are reducing their commitments…”

To explore answers to these and similar questions, join the next Karen’s CEO Conversation on April  22 at 11 a.m. Eastern. We’ll explore how you’re planning your fundraising now. You’ll gain new insights and get inspired by your peer’s innovative thinking. This free conversation is your chance to get best practice ideas on leading your nonprofit for CEOs with budgets greater than $700k.

Your resiliency and resourcefulness got you this far. What do you need to get you thru this and climbing to your next revenue break-thru?

About Karen’s CEO Conversations

Karen’s hosts intimate, 45-minute, pro-bono Zoom conversations for CEOs and executive directors (best for those with revenues greater than $700k) about best nonprofit practices. These rare interactive opportunities gather nonprofit leaders from across the country and explore high-level nonprofit leadership opportunities. If you would like to join us, please email Karen to see if space is available for these invitation-only events. For future topics, click here.



Karen Eber Davis

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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