A few years ago, I was working with an organization trying to build a statewide email network. Its staffers attended community festivals and events, working many nights and weekends to reach their goal. It wasn't until a new staffer started asking questions that they really looked at their outcomes. How many people per hour did the organization recruit? How many of them stayed on the email list? And how many actually took a requested action?
They discovered that didn't really know the answers to those important questions. But after a few weeks
We all know technology is radically changing our world and accelerating your organization's ability to achieve your mission. A huge amount of that technology is available to you for free. But should you pursue every free solution just because it's free? Actually, no — successful organizations spend the time understanding the problem they are trying to solve and exactly how the free solution can (or in some cases cannot) help.
Identifying Major Donors: 4 Successful Strategies
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 09:08 AM PDT
Major gift acquisition isn’t an easy feat. But, few things that are truly worthwhile are. So you have to be strategic about how you plan every stage of the process: from identification to cultivation to solicitation to stewardship. We'll focus on the first stage: prospect identification.
From Pain To Gain: Growing Beyond The Startup Stage
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 07:04 AM PDT
Nonprofits often find themselves struggling to grow beyond the startup stage even when they have been successfully serving their community for years. Garnering capacity building funds poses challenges to many nonprofits and Michele Giordano, executive director of Choices in Childbirth, shares how her organization attracted these coveted funds to further their mission.