Motivating donors to give isn’t easy. You need to connect money to mission, but you also need to give donors a reason to act. That might require some cheese.
Preparing for a capital campaign is a “grit-check” for your organization. Does your organization have what it takes to be successful?
Good research can mean the difference between going into a meeting feeling at ease or on edge. Here are some of the best donor research tools out there.
For many organizations that already struggle just to match last year’s fundraising revenue, the capital campaign is simply a pipedream.
Success in fundraising depends upon setting realistic goals and crafting an actionable strategy. A gift chart can guide you through setting the goals and putting a strategy into action. Here’s how to build one.
It often seems like foundations want boring proposals. But remember: a proposal is a story masquerading as a spreadsheet.
The market is down and we are all stuck at home. One thing hasn’t changed: foundations are required to spend 5% of their corpus.
Sometimes the most effective giving is small, personal, and even “under the table.” That can have the greatest impact in a person’s life.
Foundation officers are coy—and busy. Here’s how to craft a successful LOI to capture their attention in the brief time that you have.