Annual fund coming up short? 3 actions you need to avoid.

Fundraising
Annual fund coming up short? 3 actions you need to avoid.

It's the end of the fiscal year and you're a few bucks short of your annual fund goal. The reserves are thin. What should you do to close the gap? Here are the top three things you should never do.…

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Telling the Story of Impact

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Telling the story of impact

Does your case for support look something like this? "We have to serve more people, so you need to give us more money." Unfortunately, many nonprofits tend to put out a similar message. Inevitably, at the end of the fiscal…

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Start by Asking “Why?”

Outcomes Start by Asking Why

Nonprofit leaders are constantly hearing about how important impact and outcomes are to funders. Articles with titles like, “Study: A Nonprofit’s Impact Is the Most Significant Consideration to Funders,” and, “Why Outcomes, Not Output, Is the Key to Nonprofit Sustainability,”…

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Succession Planning: A Vital Component of Fundraising Preparation

Fundraising

When nonprofits start preparing for a large funding campaign or strategic initiative, there is a check list of to-dos that readily come to mind. Brand awareness, board engagement, and a strong plan that investors will get behind. Strong executive leadership…

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Turning Data Into Dollars

Insights from the 2017 National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness Last month I had the opportunity to join over 1,000 nonprofit professionals at the 2017 National Conference on Ending Family & Youth Homelessness, hosted by the National Alliance…

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Increasing Awareness Doesn’t Fund Your Mission

Convergent Note: The following is a brief excerpt from the article “Increasing Awareness Doesn't Fund Your Mission,” recently published by NonProfit PRO and written by Partner Carol Wick. To read the full article, follow the link at the bottom of the…

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It’s Time to Move Beyond Outputs

I recently had the good fortune to speak with a number of smart and engaging advocates at the 2016 National CASA/GAL Conference. They are a group of professionals who have dedicated their careers to a cause as worthy as they…

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Is your special event really helping you reach your long-term goals?

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As a nonprofit, have you ever stopped and wondered why you have a party planning department? Sure, we call it all kinds of things. We call it a fundraising department or a development team, but the reality is that in…

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