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Live from AFP: Day One

The first full day of AFP’s 47th International Conference on Fundraising just wrapped up in Baltimore. Highlights from day one included Jonathon Grapsas of Pareto Fundraising presenting Securing Future Growth: A 10 Point Plan To Get You Through Tough Economic Times.  Grapsas made… Read More

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Millennials Like Email?!?

Millennial donors are different than donors from past generations, but not in the ways you might expect. According to a new survey conducted by Achieve and Johnson Grossnickle and Associates, Millennial donors are actively involved with texting, Facebook and other forms of social media,… Read More

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Encourage risk-taking on your fundraising team

What kind of fundraising coach are you?  Do you encourage your fundraisers to take appropriate risks while providing a safe environment for the risk-taking? It’s not unusual for people to stumble and to make mistakes as they try new things and take on new assignments. As a good fundraising…

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The 4Cs of Online Fundraising

In 2009, I made online donations to 13 different nonprofits: three organizations I’ve donated to before and 10 nonprofits I was supporting for the first time.  How many of these 10 new nonprofits will I support again in 2010?  One.  It’s not a negative reflection on the other nine nonprofits……

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Event Fundraising Checklist #2

Keeping on the theme of yesterday’s post about checklists, here’s a six-step checklist for planning your next fundraising event: Clarify your mission: Many of you will already have this part done, but it’s vital nonetheless. You need to be able to tell people what your vision is and how you……

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Recruit participants effectively

Later this week, event fundraisers from across North America will be gathering in Dallas, Texas for the 4th Annual Run Walk Ride Fundraising conference.  At last year’s conference, Event 360 and Convio unveiled five best practices that correlate to higher fundraising growth. We’ll… Read More

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