Tag Archives: Communication

Nonprofit Donor Communication: Stop Summer Slide

August 4, 2016 — 

The dog days of summer. While this phrase conjures up images of fun in the sun and backyard barbecues, it’s also synonymous with a period of heat-induced sluggishness that coincides with the heliacal rising of Sirius, also known as the “dog star”. It’s…Read more…

Nonprofit Advocacy Done Right

April 28, 2016 — 

Pause a moment to reflect on your nonprofit’s mission. Is it to perpetually write grant proposals? Make phone calls asking for donations? Write emails? Probably not. More than likely, your nonprofit was initially founded because there was a need and…Read more…

REPORT: Creating Better Donor Relationships

January 14, 2016 — 

It’s not easy to build lifelong donor relationships. Doing so requires a commitment to change your fundraising culture by moving past outdated methods and toward a more comprehensive view of donor relationships. It can sometimes be a daunting prospect to shift from…Read more…

Creating Nonprofit Visual Impact

November 23, 2015 — 

Hack your nonprofit’s “elevator pitch” with visuals to attract donors more quickly and effectively. In today’s high-speed world, attention spans are shorter than ever. (Even shorter than that of a goldfish.) Nowadays, instead of getting our news the old-fashioned way — 60 Minutes,…Read more…

3 Brand Building Rules for Successful Nonprofits

October 28, 2015 — 

Back in 1998 I took over a website for a struggling faith-based organization. The project came on referral from a successful client who asked me if I could “help out a friend”. As we got deeper into the project, it…Read more…

Use This Checklist To Help Donors Get The Message

July 31, 2015 — 

There are plenty of ways to send a message. You could make a call, pay a visit, rent a billboard, write a letter, or even send a fax. The ability of your nonprofit organization to ensure that your message actually reaches its…Read more…

5 Fundraising Lessons from 2016 Presidential Candidates

July 24, 2015 — 

While most nonprofits can’t enlist the help of Super PACs to raise millions, there are still plenty of fundraising and marketing lessons to learn from the current crop of presidential hopefuls. According to the Federal Elections Commission, over $400 million has already…Read more…

The 2 Most Important Ingredients For Nonprofit Success

July 14, 2015 — 

Former GE CEO Jack Welch shares his tips for success—tips that can lead to nonprofit success, too. Savvy nonprofit leaders understand that knowledge and inspiration can come from anywhere, especially the private sector. And when it comes to words of wisdom, there are…Read more…

5 Principles for Building Strong Donor Relationships

August 13, 2014 — 

People give to people. Everything in your organization should revolve around building stronger relationships. From your staff, to your board, to your donors, to your corporate sponsors, everything should be about relationships. Principle 1:  Build and maintain relationships. Relationships are risky…Read more…