INSIGHTS

News, Reflections and Resources for Powering Change

Apr 25 2016 | By Anne Peyton, CPF CFRE and Jenn Hayslett, Yellow Brick Road Consulting
"You had me at hello," a classic line from the movie Jerry Maguire, was in response to an extensive courting process. This wonderful one-liner is ironic for fundraisers – our donors say "HELLO" with their first gift, and yet by the 5th... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Mar 03 2014 | By TSNE
Your fund-raising plan should be fully aligned with the mission and overall strategic effort of your organization. Fund development consists of more than just asking donors for money; it involves networking, building relationships, researching new funding... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By Robbie Samuels, Trainer and Consultant RobbieSamuels.com
Robbie Samuels led an Art of the Schmooze training in October 2010, as part of TSNE's Bottom Line Training Series. Here he shares some pointers from the workshop. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By Rick Schwartz, Principal StraightTalk
My good buddy Gian Brosco recently took the helm of the Nevada Community Foundation. The first thing he did was get out of the office to learn about the issues in greater Las Vegas. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014
For most non-profit organizations, the economic downturn that began more than a year ago has made it increasingly difficult to find the funds needed to sustain current staffing levels and operations – and ultimately service. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014 | By Andrea Berry, Fund-raising Consultant
Email is an effective way to communicate with donors, and to raise money without substantially raising your overhead. While it isn’t likely to replace direct mail fundraising in your communications mix, emails allow you to inexpensively provide reasons and... → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014
Network for Good helps nonprofits raise money on their own websites and on social networks with free and low-cost fund-raising tools. Their recent e-book, How to Raise a Lot More Money Now: 50 Great Ideas from 11 Top Experts, featuring some of the best minds... → More
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Feb 13 2014 | By Sheeraz Haji
“Integration” is the latest buzzword for marketing and fund-raising professionals. And according to Sheeraz Haji, CEO of GetActive Software, it’s a buzzword that non-profit organizations increasingly need to incorporate into their vocabularies. → More
Categories: Fund Development
Feb 13 2014
Third Sector New England podcasts are designed to provide non-profit executives, managers and staff with practical “how to” strategies to help their organization and community thrive. → More
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Feb 13 2014
I was recently the high bidder on dinner for two on a non-profit online auction. Thanks to the auction, I discovered a restaurant I would never had tried otherwise, and just as important, I was able to donate to a cause near and dear to my heart while not... → More
Categories: Fund Development

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