Blog posts from April 2016
Effective nonprofit leaders wear so many hats, sometimes they have to hire another head. When they can’t commit time to learning a new specialty, it’s time to call in consultants and outside service providers.
How do you begin a conversation with a prospective merger partner? Jean Butzen says it's as easy as asking someone to have coffee.
Find out the three biggest concerns of nonprofit boards and why Emma Kieran, founder of Pilot Peak Consulting, says they’re missing something very important.
Research is not a topic many in the nonprofit arena like to deal with, but looking into background information before starting a nonprofit or a new program can save time and money and help ensure you create the most effective programs to achieve your philanthropic goals.
You don’t have to reach for the stars--like Oprah Winfrey--to find generous donors. Fundraising coach Paul Jolly says connecting with a good prospect is as easy as ABC.
It seems logical to ask tech companies to fund your technology project. Nearly all of them do philanthropy work, and there’s a good chance that they make or sell something you need. But as it turns out, your chances are slim.
When it comes to raising money to keep your nonprofit going, there are many revenue streams to consider. Individual donations, major gifts, grants from foundations, corporate gifts and sponsorships, galas and events, earned income – if you work in the fundraising world, you’ve probably at least heard of these fundraising models if not actually explored how they might work for your organization. But are you aware of the tax and legal issues involved in some of these fundraising models?
The most popular section of Tuesday’s popular webinar of the same name was, not surprisingly, the “half-secret” of appealing to a sponsor, for it essentially described the anatomy of an effective collaborative grant proposal. Here's a summary plus a few other key points from Jeremy Miner's session.