Monthly Archives: April 2012

Moves Management

Did you expect a post on cultivating major donor prospects?  On moving the prospect from identification, to introduction, to solicitation, to stewardship, to cultivation? Well, that is important stuff for a nonprofit professional, but what about managing YOUR movement as … Continue reading

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Talking Points with Donors

Here are a few thoughts on the progression of your conversation: 1.  We appreciate your faithful support of our ministry over the years. Can you tell me how you first got connected with us? -This question is so very important … Continue reading

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Christian Fundraising Principles

By Scott Rodin, PhD I believe that there are seven deadly sins that face every Christian fundraiser. I base this belief on my understanding of Biblical stewardship and the reality of the spiritual battle in which we are engaged as … Continue reading

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Why Fundraisers Shouldn’t Necessarily Leap at the Next Job Offer

Why Fundraisers Shouldn’t Necessarily Leap at the Next Job Offer – Prospecting – The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas.

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Upside of the Donor-Advised Fund

Donors have a number of options at their disposal when they want to contribute to a nonprofit. An outright gift is the most popular option, but they can also give via a private foundation. A third option, which offers the … Continue reading

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Creative Low Cost Fundraising

Don’t Overlook the Low-Hanging Fruit When it comes to getting the word out about their organizations, the first things many nonprofits think of are marketing and advertising campaigns—followed by endless meetings on how they’re going to raise the funds to … Continue reading

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Before Donald Trump says, “You’re Fired”

Sometimes nonprofits tolerate incompetency in staff, largely out of a heart to help others.  Are we really helping?  Want to help others grow, and see great outcomes?  Then don’t enable, but empower!  If you have a staff member in your … Continue reading

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