Tag Archives: fundraising

#fundchat Launches New Online Community

In June 2011, I was looking to connect with other nonprofit professionals on social media. So I launched #fundchat, a weekly conversation on Twitter for people who work for a nonprofit in either a fundraising or marketing capacity. Over five years and hundreds of chats, a happy little community came together around #fundchat. It became… Read More »

Fundraising Resolutions For 2015

Click here for the full transcript. It’s that time of year again: a time to reflect on the year that is coming to a close, and to make resolutions for the year ahead…your fundraising resolutions, that is. Join the #fundchat community on Wednesday, December 17 from 12 – 1 pm EST for “Fundraising Resolutions For… Read More »

Can Thank You Letters Contain An Ask And Still Show #DonorLove?

A thank you letter to a donor can certainly contain an ask for another gift along with a response envelope. However, should it? NO!! This is not just my opinion. Penelope Burk, author of Donor-Centered Fundraising, also feels that a thank-you letter should be a demonstration of appreciation and not another solicitation.

Working the Room: Getting the ‘Right’ People

In my last post, I offered some practical tips on ensuring that your nonprofit events maximize donor, volunteer, and prospect relationships and help move them forward (and how to deal with challenges here). But much of this work can start even earlier:  at the invitation stage. What typically happens for an event is that we… Read More »