How can you increase the time, money and expertise available to your nonprofit? Some of us want to increase the hours in our days from 24 to 30, others believe “cloning” is an alternative. We understand the lament “not enough hours in the day” and so we offer a proven solution: elevate your volunteer engagement
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“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.” – Abraham Lincoln “I wish someone would take care of all the details.” Such is the lament of fundraising staff who stagger under the weight of never ending activities and details. They try to keep it all
“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself.” ― G. Marx Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us about our recent column on fundraising and proofreading. We heard from readers in Memphis, New York, and California on this topic. They included donors, volunteers, an executive
“We wear a lot of hats around here.” This is a common refrain at many small and medium-sized nonprofits. It’s even true amongst larger nonprofits that are under-resourced. Sometimes it’s said with pride. Other times it is followed by a sigh that signals fatigue. We understand both sentiments. If you are one who “wears many
Everyone seeks volunteers for their nonprofit, but, what do you do once you have them? Read our 10 must-know tips before you hire your next volunteer.
There is no way to calculate the value of volunteers. But – if you work for a nonprofit, you have to be prepared to manage the ideas. As a volunteer – keep your word and deliver.
“If you want to get something done, ask a busy person.” That’s right, ask a busy person. “Aren’t they too busy?” you might ask. Actually, we have learned that successful busy people manage their time well. They have to. If you ask a busy person for help they will ask what you need accomplished, and
When it comes to raising money for a non-profit organization or institution the emphasis is often “this is how much money we need; who can we get it from?” That may be all well and good, but in most cases our response is “let’s take a moment to see if your fundamentals are in place.”
Here are three upcoming workshops in the SF Bay Area that will help you raise money to better your community. Get out your pen and paper — or your iphone — and note the following dates so you can take advantage of these low-cost, high-quality learning and networking opportunities! 1. Apply now! If you need
We hear a lot about boards and fundraising. Below are comments and questions we hear from leadership and staff of organizations and from board members. Do these sound familiar? Take a look. Common staff comments and questions: How can we get our board more involved with fundraising? We give them a goal each year, but