My parents taught me to give of my time. That led me to a nonprofit career and, as soon as I could, to become as generous of a donor as possible. If I had more, I would give more. But the sad truth is, I have tried to give more and failed repeatedly. Here’s why.
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A well-managed story bank prevents those “oh crap” moments when you need to tell the perfect story with the perfect photo – and it just doesn’t exist.
Nonprofits often want a bigger slice of the fundraising pie. But many are uncertain about which fundraising strategies to use and how to properly balance them. And some are not preparing for both their short-term and long-term needs.
Choosing what postage to use for your donor mail can be tricky. You want your mailing to get to donors quickly. And you want them to know how important you are to them, but alas, you have a budget. Terri Shoemaker helps you sort out the options.
Shakespeare penned the words, “Beware the ides of March,” in his play Julius Caesar. The piece recounts the Roman ruler’s assassination by angry mob and stabbing. I hate to be dramatic, but sometimes being a fundraiser can feel just like that. Here's how to deal with disgruntled donors and still keep your cool.