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How to Start Your First Annual Fund

An Annual Fund is an organized effort to obtain gifts on a yearly basis to support, at least in part, the general operations of a nonprofit organization.  These unrestricted funds are typically raised through a combination of special events, direct…

Foundation Group To Present Fundraising Workshop

I've got some great news to share.  We just finalized the details on an intensive day-long, hands-on workshop that will give you the tools and know-how necessary to make 2012 the best fundraising year your nonprofit has ever had.  Sounds…

Six Ways to Really Scare Away Your Donors

Halloween is upon us...and there is no more appropriate topic that we could cover than how to effectively scare away donors. In the, um, spirit of the season, let's look at six ways to guarantee donors will want nothing to do with you!

Obama Targets Charitable Giving Tax Deduction

In the seemingly never-ending budget battle on Capitol Hill, President Obama and his team are once again targeting the tax-deductibility of charitable donations.  Check out the following article, then let us know what you think... https://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/domestic-taxes/152027-tax-break-for-charitable-giving-targeted-for-elimination

Is Your Nonprofit Repelling Donors?

Every nonprofit in existence needs money.  Your ability to pay the bills depends upon it, not to speak of your ability to accomplish your mission.  But do you really understand what it takes to be attractive to donors?  Is your…

Common Myths Concerning Nonprofits

Just yesterday, I was interviewing a new student intern candidate in my office.  During the course of our wide ranging discussion, the conversation turned to some of the interesting misconceptions we encounter with clients.  I made the comment that we…

Get More Out of Your Fundraising Efforts

Let's face it.  Times couldn't be tougher for many nonprofits, especially when it comes to raising money.  And in the nonprofit world, things often run in inverse proportion:  The tougher the economy, the greater the need...and the scarcer the resources. …

Why Marketing Is So Critical To Your Fundraising

Developing a proactive, comprehensive fundraising plan to make sure your organization is fully funded is just one part of a total plan for your organization. There is another plan you need to create - one that is just as important…

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