Articles For Nonprofits
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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
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 &
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.
IN THE PLAGUE YEARS: A MAJOR DONOR CASE STUDY
review of the key strategies needed to launch a major donor campaign
during these financially trying times, using a current Zimmerman Lehman
campaign as an example.
DONOR CAMPAIGNS: THE HEART OF ANY SUCCESSFUL FUNDRAISING EFFORT
for capital, annual or endowment gifts, major donor campaigns are
an extremely effective means of raising significant income.
THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIVIDUAL GIVING
article, originally written in 2003 has been updated and is still very relevant to a successful fundraising strategy. In 2013 a total of 335 billion was contributed to nonprofits in the U.S., 80% by individuals - are you getting your share?
4 TIPS FOR YOUR FALL MAJOR DONOR EFFORTS
Summer is over. Donors are home and it’s time for you to see where you stand in your fundraising goals from individuals. While major gifts work is best done all year long, it needs to kick into “campaign mode” after Labor Day. Here are 4 suggestions.
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