Done right, a capital campaign can both expand your nonprofit’s mission in bold ways and build the major donor pool for your annual fund. Done wrong, it can shrivel resources, morale and dreams.
It’s time for leaders in the sector to apply more critical thinking and discipline to the “scaling” discussion than we have in the past, starting with these four questions. When we do, we stand to exponentially increase the likelihood of success for those scaling projects that we do take on.
Before, fundraisers had to focus on how to gain donors' trust and confidence and persuade them to support our organization. Now, they must learn how to creatively give supporters the tools they need to raise money on your organization’s behalf. Give the power back to the people who care for your cause just as much as you do.
Susan Danish, executive director of The Association of Junior Leagues International, Inc., discusses how to manage internal change and transition at nonprofit organizations.
If you want to leverage people’s feelings of generosity during the holiday season, you need to start planning now. If you’ve already begun (yay you!), you need to make sure you’re not missing any tricks that could be raising you a lot more money.
Marshall H. Ginn, Managing Director of Capital Development Strategies LLC, shared seven sustainability success factors that can help maximize a nonprofit’s full potential in this recap of a recent program at Foundation Center Washington, DC.
Claire Axelrad shares her five secrets to success when crafting fundraising appeals and end-of-year campaigns.
Sevananda is seeking applications for their Be The Change Program.
Ten years ago, I received a call asking, "Would you be interested in joining our board?" It would have been helpful to have a list of questions to ask current board members and the executive director before I began this journey.
Don’t wait until the end of the year to think about your end of year campaign. Now is the perfect time to plan and prepare a well-thought out, coordinated, attention grabbing campaign; a campaign that will highlight the best of what you do all year, thereby reassuring your funders that they have made a smart investment in their community through you and should continue to do so.