Fundraising Goals – In the Bag!

Basically, "in the bag" means your fundraising is secured! You know it's true because you've already accomplished the goal. Whew - a sigh of relief. Last quarter of the year...is it really in the bag or are you kidding yourself? As a nonprofit, it can be hard to focus on year-end goals when it's only … Continue reading Fundraising Goals – In the Bag!

Raising Money? A Result of Good Choices.

You have choices to make. You weigh the options while educating yourself. You make a choice. This is an ideal scenario but it's not always the way it goes. A corporation growing market share (AKA raising money) often limits their options to what they've always done and then expects different results. You've probably heard a … Continue reading Raising Money? A Result of Good Choices.

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

Ready to Give Up on Fundraising? TALK

Have a simple conversation. There are two kinds -¬†Motivational and Informational. They are both important when you're ready to throw in the towel. You make these conversations happen in order to increase your enthusiasm. Motivational conversations are with people who are:¬† Supportive of our mission - who is that? Can you think of a couple … Continue reading Ready to Give Up on Fundraising? TALK

Simple Steps for Building Networks to Raise Money

Collaborative Networking Events - THE way to spread your wings and SOAR! This is when you partner a business, nonprofit, sponsor and attendees. The business and the sponsor may be one in the same. Business - provides location Sponsor - pays for event amenities (food, etc) Non-profit - featured during presentation Attendees come to NETWORK … Continue reading Simple Steps for Building Networks to Raise Money

The V formation for Fundraising

The V formation is a volunteer format. Think of birds flying in a flock. V Formation is a pattern most often used by a flock of birds. Birds maintain a healthy balance and do not get tired while flying because they lift each other up. Their wings create an updraft as the flock works together … Continue reading The V formation for Fundraising

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