Over the TOP Fundraising Team

Don't go alone! How long have we been preaching this to our kids. "Partner up!" It's that simple. The V-formation develops and runs your fundraiser successfully. What in the world!? A V-formation is a group of birds, flying in a flock, to get to where they want to go. That's not me! Are you sure? … Continue reading Over the TOP Fundraising Team

Help a Donor Choose your Cause

Details below are given to businesses in order to help them choose a cause for their donation. Excerpt from blog by Abby Quillen. With more than 1 million non-profit foundations and charities in the U.S., it may be daunting to decide on a cause to support. Paradoxically, the more choices available, the harder it is to … Continue reading Help a Donor Choose your Cause

Reality Impact for Growing Market Share & Raising Money

Reality - we impact and are impacted. Social impact is something we hear a lot about. Businesses are choosing to give time, dollars and resources to organizations who create impact and offer value in return. During your next board meeting - make a list of the ways you're giving back to the people giving to … Continue reading Reality Impact for Growing Market Share & Raising Money

Understanding Corporate Giving

By Gayle Gross Companies are more cautious about revealing too much about their philanthropic activities, for fear of: being inundated with requests they cannot fill. raising the expectations of potential beneficiaries in a good year. angering shareholders who may perceive the company's charitable activity as giving away profits, or who don’t approve of the organizations … Continue reading Understanding Corporate Giving

Why People Donate & Why They Avoid You if You’re Asking for Gifts

Have you ever asked people why they give? This can be a donation of time, money, or resources. It is crucial to know why a person gives if you're looking for donations. It is also important to know why some people may avoid you! The top reason a person gives, believe it or not, is … Continue reading Why People Donate & Why They Avoid You if You’re Asking for Gifts

The 8th thing to do when asking for money!

1.) KNOW the person/organization you're asking. AND, know why they will say yes when you ask for a donation. Ideas for getting to know them: Invite them to attend activities you're hosting (when you're not asking for money or anything else in return) so you can talk and learn Take a genuine interest in the … Continue reading The 8th thing to do when asking for money!

Raising Money & Building Networks!

"The more people you know, the more places you'll go." Sounds like a familiar quote, right? It's close but not quite the same as Dr. Seuss (if you're wondering). Building networks goes hand in hand with raising money and increasing market share. Take the text literally. The more people you know and share your message … Continue reading Raising Money & Building Networks!

Reaching Fundraising Goals

Raising money - it's a cakewalk! Certainly you can make money doing a cake walk**  but what we're talking about now is "making it EASY to raise money." Making sure it's a piece of cake. Setting things up so raising money happens without too much effort. Finding the SWEET spot. What does it look like? … Continue reading Reaching Fundraising Goals

Learning to Raise Money

How fast are you learning to use social media, hash tags, and your phone for everything?! It's a necessity when doing business these days. What if your job is raising money? How you use the tools improves your chances for being successful. Learning is education and systems are easy to learn when they are introduced … Continue reading Learning to Raise Money

Raise Money Fast

What's the simple truth? Buy-in! When people believe in what you're doing and they can see you're also interested in their mission, it's win/win. Raise money fast by putting together opportunities for people to network with each other. Think about it - networking events - they bring people together AND people like them. You're not … Continue reading Raise Money Fast