Attracting funding organizations and large individual contributors to donate money to your not-for-profit organization is a little like finding a spouse — you want to create the best impression during the courtship in the hope that the other person will find you to be a "good catch" and make a commitment.
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Thursday, December 5, 2019
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Many organizations spend a lot of time and money creating mission statements, to highlight their work and align employees around a common vision. But the fact is that many mission statements fail, becoming nothing more than a wall ornament or a bunch of words tucked into a seldom-read company handbook.
Thursday, November 7, 2019
There's a common misconception that not-for-profit organizations are strictly banned from lobbying for a political, environmental or some other social issue.
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Is your organization prepared for a crisis that could threaten its survival?
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Not-for-profits have at least one thing in common with for-profits: Only the strong survive.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Email messages have become a sweet spot for many not-for-profit organizations.
Thursday, September 12, 2019
You know the drill: It's midnight and your grant proposal is due tomorrow. Your assistant left hours ago, and the words on the computer screen start to blur. "It's not worth it," you think. And besides, only a few grants pan out anyway.
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Whether you're an environmental organization raising funds for a lawsuit or a community group needing new equipment, you may want to sell something to raise money.
Thursday, August 15, 2019
Is your organization pursuing planned gifts? It should be. Research suggests that the average planned gift in the United States falls between $35,000 and $70,000 -- and the amount may increase with more Baby Boomers moving into retirement. Yet many not-for-profits, especially small and medium-sized organizations, lack formal planned giving programs.