3 Steps to Become Less Reliant on Government Funding

Fundraising
3 Steps to Become Less Reliant on Government Funding

Many nonprofit organizations have been solely dependent on government funding for so long that the idea of pursuing private sector funding can be a bit intimidating. Where do you even begin? I recently had the opportunity to talk about effective…

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Reversing Disastrous Fundraising Trends

Fundraising

As the Donors Churn, an article in the Winter 2016 issue of Advancing Philanthropy, caught my eye for several reasons. One was the use of the word churn, usually reserved for what stock brokers (remember them?) did to turn an…

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Communicating Your EDO’s Value – Expert Advice from an Economic Development & Site Selection Consultant

During the IEDC Annual Conference in Anchorage, I was honored to participate in the panel session, "Because We're Worth It: Communicating Your EDO's Value." One of my fellow panelists, Allison Larsen, CEcD, is Principal of the successful economic development and site…

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“Asking Rights” Q&A From The 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum

Conferences

By Tom Ralser My 2014 BoardSource Leadership Forum presentation in Washington D.C. surfaced some very good questions. The capacity crowd, after hearing me drone on for over an hour on Outcomes That Increase Funding, asked a few questions that might…

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Donor Vs. Investor: An Important Distinction

Throughout this blog you’re bound to see many posts where we refer to “investors” and nonprofit “investments.” Don’t worry though; you are in the right place. This blog is meant to help nonprofits get a better understanding of the fundraising…

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