5 Easy Steps: A Guide to Hiring a Fundraising Consultant
The Fundraising Coach
by Aly Sterling
1w ago
To bring your mission to fruition, you need a clear roadmap. However, developing an optimal fundraising strategy can be challenging, especially when there is already so much on your nonprofit’s plate. Luckily, you don’t have to do this alone! A fundraising consultant can identify opportunities for improvement in your existing fundraising plan and build new strategies to advance your nonprofit. Whether you’re struggling with online fundraising or stewardship, a fundraising consultant will bring a fresh perspective to your operations and help push you one step closer to your mission. In this gui ..read more
Visit website
What Is Pledge Fundraising? 5 Frequently Asked Questions
The Fundraising Coach
by The Fundraising Coach Contributor
1w ago
Let’s explore two fundraising scenarios. School A and School B are both holding month-long read-a-thon fundraising campaigns to cap off the end of the school year. School A asks students to collect flat donations of $10 from their friends and family. School B uses the pledge fundraising model and asks students to collect $3 pledges for each hour spent reading from their sponsors. In the end, both schools are successful—but School B raises more money and has better participation from students. This is because the students knew that they could raise more to support their scho ..read more
Visit website
7 Winning Techniques to Boost Nonprofit Donor Engagement
The Fundraising Coach
by Jeff Gordy
2w ago
Your nonprofit’s donors interact with your organization in a variety of ways, whether they’re giving online, volunteering, following you on social media, or attending your events. All of this involvement is referred to as donor engagement. The more that your donors engage with your nonprofit, the more likely they are to stay engaged and become lifelong supporters who help you serve more beneficiaries. To give your organization’s donor engagement a boost, we’ll explore winning techniques your team can use to get more supporters actively involved in your work. 1. Be genuine when ..read more
Visit website
Silence isn’t a “no”
The Fundraising Coach
by Marc A. Pitman
2w ago
I don’t know what the cause is, but many of us are finding people area taking a lot longer to make a decision. And more than that, they’re not responding to any of our follow up. This is hard in fundraising, isn’t it? Most nonprofits aren’t asking for next year’s budget. They need the money now. While I’m in favor of thoughtful philanthropy, nonprofits tend to need an answer. To know if they should keep following up or if they should move on. The conversation should be a dialogue. A back and forth. Your Role is NOT to Decide for Your Donor Whatever the cause, one thing I do know: don’t make th ..read more
Visit website
3 Reasons to Register for the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference this week
The Fundraising Coach
by Marc A. Pitman
3w ago
If you’re a bit like me, registering for a conference is not something you look forward to. I hem and haw. I procrastinate. And I get more and more stressed as the deadline draw closer. But once I’ve registered, all that stress leaves. Because I’m not longer wondering “if” I’ll go but I start planning for “when” I go. So let me help you get rid of some stress. Since you’re on this website, you are showing an interest in nonprofit fundraising and marketing. So I wanted to write to you about the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. I love this conference so much, I risk never getting this email to ..read more
Visit website
3 Ways to Enhance Donor Experiences With Online Fundraising
The Fundraising Coach
by The Fundraising Coach Contributor
1M ago
Strong donor relationships help your nonprofit build robust supporter networks, make donors happy to support your mission, and foster lasting support. Whether you’re setting up a gratitude system or meeting with donors one-on-one, it’s essential to make these connections and show your appreciation for their contributions. One frequently missed step in this process is optimizing the donor experience. Donors should walk away from any interaction with your organization feeling connected to and excited about your mission. These interactions can be anything from attending a fundraising ev ..read more
Visit website
So You’ve Been Asked to Apply for a Grant — What Now?
The Fundraising Coach
by The Fundraising Coach Contributor
1M ago
Learning grant writing is a rite of passage for many nonprofit professionals. Many of us first dive into grant writing with minimal (or even no) prior experience. Writing a grant proposal might seem like a big, scary task. After all, you’re presenting your organization for judgment with real money and support on the line during a time when many nonprofits are seeing drops in their donation numbers. While this is all true, it’s important to remember that grant writing is really just a series of steps, not a mysterious process that results in money for some lucky nonprofits and rejections f ..read more
Visit website
Your leadership style is impacting your fundraising
The Fundraising Coach
by Marc A. Pitman
2M ago
In our most recent nonprofit leadership study, we looked at how different leadership styles affected a nonprofit’s culture of philanthropy. We chose four styles that had a large body of academic research behind them: servant leadership, transformational leadership, charismatic leadership, and transactional leadership. Servant Leaders Most Consistently Associated with Growing Philanthropy The researchers defined a culture of philanthropy as one in which both the CEO/Executive Director and others in the organization, like the board and staff, participated in fundraising. In the report, the res ..read more
Visit website
From Idea & Start-Up to Strong & Sustainable
The Fundraising Coach
by Marc A. Pitman
3M ago
This guest post is from Rebecca Rogriquez, an expert in helping nonprofit startups. She’s even written the book for nonprofit startups “The Nonprofit Workbook.” You can find out more about Rebecca on her website at: www.forthephilanthropist.com. She also runs the Nonprofit Academy training called “From Start Up to Strong – Setting Expectations for Newly Formed Entities Serving the Greater Common Good.” From Idea & Start-Up to Strong & Sustainable by Rebecca Rodgriquez According to Giving USA, in 2022, Americans gave $499.33 billion to charity, signifying a 3.4% decrease from 2021, when ..read more
Visit website
Retaining Donors: Create a System for Expressing Gratitude
The Fundraising Coach
by Marc A. Pitman
3M ago
It’s well-known in the nonprofit world that the second gift, sometimes even referred to as “the golden gift,” is when donor retention rates start to rise. So why do donors continue to give to your nonprofit after their first gift? Or conversely, why do so many first-time donors not give again? The answer could be as simple as not making a follow-up request in a timely manner. Or maybe some donors always intended to just give the one time. While reasons vary, one question nonprofits should always ask themselves after a donation is: Did we thank them? A simple thank you can go a long w ..read more
Visit website

Follow The Fundraising Coach on FeedSpot

Continue with Google
Continue with Apple
OR