Fundraising Friday | March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018

March for Our Lives sends their message loud and clear: Never again. If you missed Emma González’s gripping speech, you can watch it in this week’s Power of Storytelling.

Do you take the time to create opportunities that welcome feedback from your donors? Lisa Sargent has shared a wonderful example on Twitter that shows how it’s done, and her message to nonprofits features an enews signup form. It’s a simple solution, but of course the best solutions often are ;). What’s In My Inbox.

How does your organization handle expired or compromised credit cards? Brittany’s Hope does it with pure donor love. This week’s What’s In My Mailbox.

Don’t settle for a one-night stand. Mary Cahalane asks, “Will you still love me tomorrow?”

How a $75 donation can turn into a six-figure gift. Another reminder that major donors don’t drop out of the sky. Emma Lewzey.

Zach over at Fundraising Report Card says Want Fundraising Success? Adopt This Mindset. (Yes, it really IS this simple.)

Before transitioning to individual giving, I was a grant-writing consultant. I specialized in developing an organization’s core base of grant funding. My time was limited, so I kept my focus exclusively on creating a system of general operating fund grants. They’re easier to write and easier to administer. So, while I understand how frustrating many funders make it for us, I also know the power of developing a strong case for support for general operating funding, and focusing efforts on those funders who DO fund general operating costs. But the nonprofit sector would never want to admit that many of their problems are of their own making. The Ethical Argument for General Operating Funds.


“Is all money good money?” On considering your gift acceptance policy…

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