How can you spend more time asking for support and less time writing proposals? Here are five strategies to streamline your foundation fundraising program and ensure that you spend your time as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Does your nonprofit suffer from an inability to consistently articulate their organization's value? An unclear or inconsistent message about your work makes it difficult to solicit funding. A well-crafted case for support should precede any fundraising and communications planning.
You are one person operating with limited resources. Your time will be better spent, and your organization better served, if you can do a handful of important tasks well, rather than fruitlessly attempting to juggle a thousand things at once.
Setting up an effective major gifts program in your institution may be a challenge, but there’s no reason for it to seem impossible. Here are four myths that Armando dispelled with ample humor at Foundation Center San Francisco’s Open House last month.
Did you know you’re 85 percent on your way to securing a gift if you can get your prospect to agree to a visit? The hardest part of fundraising is getting the visit. Here are some specific tips that will help you get in the door from coach and consultant Claire Axelrad.
Know which tax documents are subject to public disclosure, which ones are widely available online, and how to obtain copies of the ones that aren't.
Remember these key elements when crafting a grant proposal, according to Miyesha Perry, Manager of Grants and Administration at the Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation. This is a recap of a special program at Foundation Center Washington D.C.
When you’re pursuing sponsorships, you’ll be talking to a corporate marketer, who will be thinking about how your proposed relationship can support the company’s financial goals. These three questions will give a peek at the marketer's mindset so you can craft an effective ask.
People are 17 times more likely to email a friend a link to a video than a link to an article. As a “megaphone for your message,” video are just as important as websites to connect with potential donors or participants. Benjamin Packard, founder of Retainer Media, a boutique video production company that works with nonprofits and social enterprises, provides tips for novices in this event recap.
Thinking about running a crowdfunding campaign for your nonprofit idea or project? Matt Fieldman, CEO of digital marketing firm Rockit Results, offered five questions for your decision-making process in this recap of a Foundation Center Cleveland event in December 2014.