Malignant Melanoma Awareness Month: Carved Beauty
TRIGGER WARNING: This story contains photos of surgical results from Malignant Melanoma, which may trigger you to run to the dermatologist for a checkup. No, I am not sorry if it means one person is saved, please read on. It was just a little bit of a spot. It had been there since I slipped […]
Thinking Back; Looking Forward
Last year we had a number of conversations with our community about strategy and operations, exploring questions such as “Are you afraid your funding efforts aren’t generating enough revenue?” “Can you rely on your board for support?” “What type of new leadership can elevate our mission?” What we uncovered in these conversations helped well over […]
You are not alone
Mastermind Circles. If only I had more information, more insight, more ideas. If only I had a better understanding of the concept, of the strategy, of the plan. If only I had someone to work through this with me, who has also been in this position or has learned from this challenge. A Mastermind. You […]
Fundraising decreased 5.6% in many nonprofits … how about yours?
Data is telling us that Fundraising is HOT this year!
“The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP)” has released its results for Q1 2021, and they show that the number of donors grew by a projected 10% from the first quarter of 2021 compared to the first quarter of 2020, while the retention of new donors grew by 13.6% over the same time period, “just two signs that fundraising continues to fare well overall.”
As a reference, you will recall that last year’s 1st Quarter results for 2020 showed a growth of over 7% in fundraising from Q1 2019, so that is TWO years of Q1 growth!
But wait…you say you aren’t seeing these results?
Fundraising Case Study: Capital Community College Foundation
We conducted a strategic assessment of the Foundation’s philanthropic opportunity by auditing and assessing the Foundation’s internal administration and governance of fund development and the attitude, perception and beliefs about the college and philanthropy with key stakeholders. With that knowledge in hand, we identified strategic opportunities to generate the revenue needed to meet their objectives, and delivered findings for review and discussion by the foundation board that identified and outlined strengths; areas of opportunity for both short term and long term results.
Campaign Feasibility Case Study: CT Public
Connecticut Public enriches people’s lives through high-quality, non-commercial, educational programming through public broadcasting. Since its first debut over five decades ago, it has evolved from a single television broadcasting network to the multi-platform news, talk shows, and entertainment programming it offers today, reaching a growing audience of one million viewers and listeners each week.
SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Key Behaviors in Successful Corporate Partnerships
Key behaviors of successful NPO / Corporate partnerships Continuing our series on Corporate Philanthropy, we take a look at what the key behaviors are that we see in nonprofits who have developed partnerships that provide a strong, reliable and renewable revenue stream? 1. They all have a Personal Relationship with the company leaders: As a personal investment, […]
SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Corporate Goals in Philanthropy
What do Companies want from their Corporate Giving? While a market presence and position is always a number one consideration for business, as they play out their social responsibility in the community, it isn’t necessarily the only factor behind their engagement. It’s important we are aware and respectful of all the driving interests, if we […]
C.R.I.B. Notes: 10 Steps critical to launching (or enhancing) a Comprehensive, Responsive, Integrated, Balanced fundraising program. More frequently, nonprofits are taking a step back and evaluating their fundraising programs. Philanthropy has become an essential income line for nonprofit organizations. No longer is it looked upon as an “Oh, and we have fundraising, whatever it brings […]
SHIFT: Meeting Corporate Philanthropy Where It’s Headed- Corporate Social Responsibility
What is Corporate Social Responsibility? And more importantly, why is it an important part of our conversation in discussing our relationship with corporate partners in philanthropy? The reality is that Corporate Social Responsibility is an emerging field. It is a very broad and evolving area of development for corporations and not for profits alike, a new terrain for which maps are […]