Nonprofit services have become an integral part of our society and we depend upon their good works everyday. With this in mind, executive leaders and governance volunteers need to dedicate greater effort to improving their organization's financial health and succession planning. We can all agree, we need healthier nonprofits to help create healthier communities.
Donate Cash Carefully This Holiday
"...one-third of Canadians were reported to donate in response to canvassing at a shopping centre or on the street.Canvassing yields 20% of the total donations charities receive annually." As you consider your charitable gifts this holiday, I offer some considerations to the donors and charities engaged in canvassing for cash contributions.
7 Tips For Evaluating Your Fundraising Gala
The common idea of 'what gets measured, gets done' falls short of the importance of applying learning derived from the evaluation of performance and levels of satisfaction of client and donor....
4 Essential Fundraising Tools
This past week I had the pleasure of sitting in on a strategic planning session with a small start-up charity. Money was on the minds of many around the table, so I thought I would share my thoughts on the four essential tools...
Selecting Your Charity of Choice
The benefits of taking a planned approach to your charitable giving is that it allows you to demonstrate your financial commitment to one or more social causes while living within your personal budget. For the charity, it can represent...
Donor Feedback Has Impact
The value donors bring to charities is both financial and advisory; and if both are managed well charities can place their futures on a more solid footing. To illustrate my point, I share two scenarios:
Resolute Clothing Co. – Supporting Vulnerable Youth
There are times in our lives when we must rise to be the better version of ourselves. Tested in the face of adversity, navigating the ups and downs of life; this is when we demonstrate our determination of character and action. This is my belief woven into the Resolute Clothing Co.
YES! Nonprofit Boards Are Responsible For Fundraising
Every charity needs a healthy culture of philanthropy and this starts with the leadership from each and every governance volunteer. Board members serve as role models ...
7 Tips to Achieve a High Impact Fundraising Gala
“It’s showtime!” Your team has worked tirelessly. They sold out the gala, secured sponsors, prepared scripts, the production is set and the meal is in final preparation. They applied the tips and tasks of Phase One and Two in the event cycle and now it’s time to execute Phase Three: The Experience.....
15 Tips for Producing a Fundraising Gala
Creating a quality guest experience is synonymous with providing a positive donor experience when hosting your fundraising gala. Regardless of size – gala or hosting charity – an event that resonates with your guests and reinforces your cause is more likely to be achieved with thoughtful planning and execution.