Development departments suffer from a “revolving door.” Quality staff cycle in and out—for understandable reasons—stagnating growth and hurting donor relationships. Nonprofit managers and directors need to prioritize retaining top talent.
It’s important to email treat your major donors personally. That can be hard to do with mass emails, but here is a quick fundraising fix for engaging your top donors through email.
A new study by Nonprofit Management & Leadership investigates the best job titles for fundraisers. The crucial thing is that they avoid jargon and put the donor first.
Too often fundraising is reactive rather than proactive, hindering growth and creating a frenzied and hectic development culture. Take some time at the beginning of the year to set goals, plans, and strategies.
If program officers, foundation presidents, and other grantmaking representatives would commit to one awkward conversation with fundraisers, they could save everyone a great deal of time and energy.
Too frequently nonprofit organizations rush—enthusiastically and blindly—into a fundraising event after fundraising event. Avoid wasted time and funds by reflecting on their value and, if you do host one, preparing adequately.
Two main suggestions for those wishing to help support survivors of disasters reevaluate how they choose to respond.
Funding contests where groups compete to get the most votes to win money from a corporate partner are well intentioned, but hurtful to nonprofits.
The “sins” that foundation executives often cite in their work with nonprofit grantees.
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