Wed.Feb 22, 2012

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Give up your nonprofit poverty mentality

Get Fully Funded

Today is Ash Wednesday which means it’s the start of the Lenten season. Whether you celebrate Lent or not, now is a good time to think about something you can afford to give up in your nonprofit – your poverty mindset. Most nonprofit organizations were started on a shoestring because someone wanted to help people or change a situation.

Don’t Waste Their Time

The Agitator

One of the worst things you can do to a donor is waste their time. I was reminded of that reading this article about marketing to the affluent. But it’s not just the affluent who are time deficient. It’s everybody! How do you waste a donor’s time?

Give up your nonprofit poverty mentality

Get Fully Funded

Today is Ash Wednesday which means it’s the start of the Lenten season. Whether you celebrate Lent or not, now is a good time to think about something you can afford to give up in your nonprofit – your poverty mindset. Most nonprofit organizations were started on a shoestring because someone wanted to help people or change a situation.

Charity Donors Say They’d Keep Giving If Tax Deduction Went Away, But They’re Not So Sure About You

Cause Related Marketing

A new study, released yesterday, finds that Americans would keep giving, even if the tax deduction for charitable gifts went away. However, they’re certain that charitable donations would decline as a result. As Congress and the President mull over how to make up ground against the burgeoning U.S. Six percent believe charitable donations would rise.

Is your nonprofit board socializing enough?

Fundraising Coach

In the last 24 hours, I’ve heard 6 different commentators talk about the polarization of our US government being exacerbated by the fact that no one socializes anymore. Ok. I was one of the people. And I was talking to my aunt and uncle in a restaurant in Hanover, NH. But they felt it needed to take time. Why not use that to your advantage?

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Honoring Donor Intent

Nonprofit Consultant Blog

This seems like such a basic, "Fundraising Ethics 101" topic that I'd never have to write a post explicitly about it, but it seems that even high profile nonprofit organizations need to be reminded: Donor Intent is King! This month started with the news that country star Garth Brooks had won his million dollar lawsuit against a regional hospital.

The Pain Point

Mission Paradox Blog

Things tend to grow organically/naturally. start up dance company does a show for a small crowd, maybe just friends and family. Over time, a little buzz happens, a little word of mouth happens, and the audience slowly starts to grow. 50 people in the house becomes 60, then 65. It's all nice and steady. That can be a tragic choice.