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Crisis of Confidence: How Should Wounded Warrior Project Respond?

Click here for the transcript! A Crisis of Confidence Becoming headline news for all the wrong reasons is at the top of the list for nonprofit nightmares come true. A crisis of confidence has enveloped the Wounded Warrior Project coming under intense scrutiny after news stories questioned its spending habits and how donations are being… Read More »

#fundchat Open Mic

One of the hardest parts of being the moderator of #fundchat is making the time to come up with topics that may (or may not!) be interesting to an amazing and talented group of nonprofit fundraising professionals. This week, my team was “all in” on a Giving Tuesday campaign and by Wednesday morning, I realized… Read More »

Giving Thanks: A Fresh Look at Donor Stewardship

Click here for the transcript! Time for a check-in on donor stewardship! Join #fundchat on Wednesday, November 18 from 12-1 p.m. EST to discuss best practices in making your donors feel appreciated. Here’s what you can do to ensure a successful #fundchat: Share this post with your social networks! Invite your colleagues to join the conversation. Suggest questions… Read More »

Do Your Donors Want Poetry or Prose?

How should you raise money for your cause? Fundraising can take many forms: grant proposals, appeal letters, events, or crowdfunding? It all depends whether your donors want poetry or prose. Raising Funds with Words that Sing My late brother Ron Fischman needed money. He had commissioned artist Debora Alanna to produce the beautiful cover illustration for… Read More »

Are You Bothering Your Donors Or Inspiring Them?

“Let’s not send too many emails. We don’t want to turn them off.” Why are so many fundraisers  deathly afraid that they’re “bothering” their donors? Make it meaningful. It’s less a question of frequency and more one of content and relevance. When someone receives your letter or email, are you one more thing to get done in… Read More »