A year-end pep talk for fundraisers

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The smell of chestnuts roasting on an open fire fills the air, Santa Claus is coming to town and the sounds of jingle bells from a one-horse open sleigh...

'Tis the season for giving

When we get close to the end of the year, there are three different things I think about personally: Thanksgiving (my favorite holiday), my upcoming birthday (December 1, in case you are...

Let's plan some sort of fundraiser...

If you are a professional who works for a nonprofit, you have probably attended or worked at an event for your organization. In fact, I’m sure some of you have been told in a board meeting or two...

Millennials: The next generation of donors

There are approximately 73 million millennials in the United States. While there are many terms about this generation, a millennial is usually defined as someone born between 1981 and 2004. They...

How to achieve gold medal fundraising

 I am a self-identified Olympics fanatic. I spend hours watching sports I don’t completely understand, but that doesn’t mean I don’t appreciate the hard work and dedication that goes into each of...

Annual fund planning in January - WHAT?!

You rushed around in November to get an annual fund appeal out the door. I’m guessing that the last thing you want to think about right now is your next annual fund appeal. I mean, you’ve got...

Finish strong! Six tips for successful year-end fundraising

The end of the year is approaching and we all know what that means! Nervous fundraisers are doing everything they can to hit their yearly fundraising goals; running their donor lists and checking...