Details below are given to businesses 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 make a … Continue reading Help a Donor Choose your Cause
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!
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.
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!
"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!
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
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
You've heard a watched pot never boils. Let's just say you're fundraising and pushing to fill the pot. You're watching, watching, watching and not seeing the huge increases you were hoping for. The best time to raise money is when you're not needing to raise money! Watching the pot and expecting it to grow at … Continue reading The Best Time to Raise Money Is…
Do you believe resolutions help you raise money? We think of making resolutions for the new year and here we are - already IN 2018 for a week!! Literally, making a resolution is the act or process of resolving. We often think of ways to improve our lives at the end of a year for the … Continue reading Resolutions Raise Money
A non-profit has many things to focus on and first and foremost it is the service they offer to help others. The mission is most-important - NO DOUBT! There's also no doubt when it comes to raising money. A non-profit generally has the majority of their funding acquired through grants and donations. There's NO DOUBT … Continue reading “NO DOUBT” – A Sign for Raising Money