November 15, 2023
Overcoming Anonymous Donor Challenges: Is Your Backdoor Light Out?

We toured the Salvation Army shelter during one of my city’s Leadership classes. Besides seeing the complex and hearing the facts, our guide shared stories[…]

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November 17, 2022
3 Board Fundraising Planning Musts that Get Remarkable Results

Is your board costing you big bucks? You have an excellent nonprofit board of directors. They’re engaged, committed, and proactive. Yet, when it comes to[…]

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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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March 22, 2021
Where Are Your Major Gifts? Introducing Karen’s Major Gift Finder

Many nonprofits have excellent major gift opportunities, but they overlook them. Major gifts are critical to successful nonprofits. Over 54 percent of nonprofit leaders say[…]

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September 21, 2020
7 Drivers of Nonprofit Fundraising Success

Fundraising success is an art and a science. Fortunately, when you get the science right, you create lots of room to grow skillful at the[…]

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May 22, 2020
How to Set Realistic Fundraising Expectations

Everyone at your nonprofit wants to earn more revenue and raise more funds. And as you plan your fundraising, how much can be raised is[…]

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April 30, 2020
10 Hints to Master Fundraising in Difficult Times

A 2020 Candid analysis predicts that between 3 and 38 percent of nonprofits will close in the next few years—and they studied organizations with revenues[…]

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March 10, 2020
Your 3 Bottom Lines

Most nonprofits measure two of their three bottom lines? What is your third bottom line, and are you measuring your success. It’s critical for growing[…]

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February 10, 2020
Do You Have a Broken-Cash-Machine Habit?

To thrive, you eliminate processes that provide little or no rewards. Here’s a process you might still use that needs your attention: The Broken-Cash Machine[…]

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January 28, 2020
Why Does Bad Fundraising Happen to Good Nonprofits?

Why does lousy fundraising happen to good nonprofits? Is your fundraising “bad?” It might be if 1.) you’re anxious about money, 2.) you broadcast needy[…]

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