A book review of Donor-Centered Planned Gift Marketing, by Michael Rosen. This book bushes off the complexity of planned giving and challenges stereotypes.
A book review of Nonprofit Development Companion, by Brydon DeWitt. This book clearly delineates the differences between "development" and "fundraising."
A book review of Executive's Guide to Fundraising Operations, by Christopher Cannon, CFRE. This book is not exclusively for executives.
A book review of Breakthrough Nonprofit Branding, by Jocelyne Daw and Carol Cone. This book is valuable, but not for obvious reasons.
Organizational leadership sets the tone for the culture. Things that shape organizational culture for nonprofits; meetings, communication, and cornerstones.
The titles we give fundraising professionals should bring connotations of trust, confidentiality, expertise, and ethics. What is your title?
Ethical lapses don't have to happen. It's helpful to be talking about general ethical issues to help your fundraising staff how to respond should something crop up.
Whether positive or negative, the experiences of others can help provide a learning opportunity for our own work. Here we learn how to turn "small shop" scarcity mindset into an amazing opportunity.
Time required to raise gifts varies depending on how the item relates to the mission, strategic plan, development plan, budget, board oversight, and donor linkage, ability and interest. So, not fast.