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Bob Zimmerman's Career as a Fundraiser
Bob Zimmerman was a nationally known fundraising specialist, author, and founder of Zimmerman Lehman. Before Bob passed away in December 2010, he sat down for two recorded discussions with former Zimmerman Lehman team member Hillary Flynn. The resulting audio files distill the span of Bob's career in development into a couple of hours of unedited insights into the world of fundraising.
and Leadership Issues:
CHARACTERISTICS OF LEADERSHIP
This article defines leadership and outlines eight characteristics
of a good leader, offering examples of both leaders and leadership
CAN'T RAISE MONEY WITHOUT A DEVELOPMENT PLAN!
Does your nonprofit have a written development
plan with a calendar that specifies the kinds of fundraising that
you plan to do in the next six months to three years and the people
responsible for planning and implementing your campaigns? If not,
read this article.
PLANNING FOR NONPROFITS
This article discusses the benefits and how to's of strategic
Organizations large and small work with fundraising consultants,
here are some suggestions for ensuring it is a successful relationship.
DOES ADVOCACY HELP WITH FUNDRAISING?
article explores the relationship between advocacy and fundraising
and cites a number of examples and studies that examine the relationship.
IS PUBLIC POLICY ADVOCACY IMPORTANT TO NONPROFITS?
In order to be effective and successful
in your field, it helps to know the policies, laws and regulations
that impact your nonprofit organization and the communities you
Overhead Overturned! Wow! Overhead expenses are now considered a poor measure of a nonprofit's performance by the 3 biggest charity raters.
a Successful Capital Campaign During a Recession: A Case Study &
Lessons Learned With intelligent
planning and the dedicated involvement of board members, staff members
and campaign counsel, nonprofits can weather the current economic
storm and complete successful capital, endowment and annual fund
campaigns. In this case study, we examine a successful capital campaign
that enabled a social service agency to purchase the building it
had been renting and thereupon apply the money that had been spent
on rent to programs for clients. (This
is part one of a two-part series on how nonprofits are dealing with
CAMPAIGNS: TEN STEPS FOR SUCCESS
Capital Campaigns often attract donors more easily
than an annual fund campaign because donors easily understand 'bricks
& mortar.' There are a variety of things to consider and here are suggestions
to help you succeed.
CAPITAL CAMPAIGN FEASIBILITY STUDY: ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA
Why bother with a feasibility study? Why not simply announce the campaign
and raise all the money you can as fast as possible? This article provides
five critically important reasons to conduct a feasibility study.
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