Category Archives: Resource Development

7 Keys to a Successful Collaborative Nonprofit Relationship (and 7 Barriers)

Keys to a collaborative nonprofit partnership: Shared purpose Compatible missions and values Shared power Shared view of interdependence Mutual respect and trust Shared control/stake in process/outcomes Shared indicators of progress   Barriers to a successful nonprofit relationship: Lack of common vision Costs not identified upfront Lack of buy-in Conflict among leaders/lack of trust Leadership lacking …

Posted in Capacity Building, Communications, Nonprofit Management, Philanthropy, Resource Development

Add to the Discussion

Top Nonprofit Crowdfunding Sites

Causes: A platform for individuals and nonprofit organizations who want to change the world Crowdrise: Named the “Top 25 Best Global Philanthropist” CauseVox: A startup social site that focuses on helping small to mid-sized nonprofits raise funds and have a social impact DoJiggy: A complete online event registration/donation management system where constituents can fundraise Fundly: …

Posted in Capacity Building, Donors, Fund Development, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Resource Development, Strategic Planning

Add to the Discussion

Deciding on a Crowdfunding Site? Use this Checklist

  ✓ Aesthetics: Are the fundraising pages/template appealing to donors? Can you post videos and pictures?   ✓ Ease of Setup: How easy is it to create the fundraising page and are there technical skills needed?   ✓ Methods for Making Donations: Can donors make contributions through credit cards or e-checks and how quickly are …

Posted in Capacity Building, Communications, Donors, Fund Development, Fundraising, Marketing/Public Relations, Resource Development, Strategic Planning

Add to the Discussion

8 Strategies to Drive Donor Dollars

There’s a growing demand for nonprofits to articulate to funders the results they hope their work will achieve and to track whether those results are actually happening. Organizations are being asked to show the outputs of their efforts, including the number of people served, the number of services provided, and so forth. The good news …

Posted in Capacity Building, Donors, Fundraising, Nonprofit Management, Resource Development, Strategic Planning

Add to the Discussion

Want to Impact Policy? Advocate

  Through advocacy work, nonprofits can provide research, outcomes, testimonials, and best-practice models so that public officials can make informed decisions on policies and laws that impact the communities they serve. Here’s how can your nonprofit can strengthen its capacity to use advocacy to impact governmental policy: ►Review your mission. What types of policies would …

Posted in Capacity Building, Communications, Nonprofit Management, Resource Development, Strategic Planning

Add to the Discussion

The Value of Fundraising Staff: Priceless

  Your nonprofit’s relationships with donors are integral to their giving, and the skills and experience of your fundraising staff are integral to building and sustaining those relationships. Be willing to invest what is needed to build the capacity of your fund­raising staff and equip it with the best tools, strategies, and practices available. To …

Posted in Capacity Building, Donors, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Nonprofit Management, Resource Development

Add to the Discussion

Seven Ways Board Members Can Enhance Your Direct Campaign

There are seven ways your nonprofit’s board members can enhance your direct campaign: 1. Provide names and addresses of friends, clients and colleagues annually. 2. Create personalized solicitation emails to send to friends, colleagues and family members. 3. Write personal notes on direct mail appeals. 4. Hand write addresses on direct mail appeal envelopes. 5. …

Posted in Donors, Fundraising, Resource Development

Add to the Discussion

Prioritize Building Reputational Capital

In the nonprofit sector, proving that your nonprofit has an impact on the community is mostly done to demonstrate to donors the value of your services in order to secure funding. In recent years, donor interests have now shifted towards the amount of reputational capital that an organization holds within the community in addition to …

Posted in Capacity Building, Nonprofit Management, Resource Development, Strategic Planning

Add to the Discussion

Become a Next:Gen Nonprofit

The speed at which technology has evolved over the last decade has changed the way the world operates. However, many nonprofit leaders have not adapted the way in which their organization functions and delivers services to the way that the community best receives them. In past years, the argument could be made that a small …

Posted in Capacity Building, Communications, Nonprofit Management, Resource Development

Add to the Discussion

Reaching the Board’s Full Fundraising Potential

A Board with a strong fundraising capacity is a key component in driving a nonprofit organization forward. Although Board members are responsible for planning and policy and organizational development, fundraising development can often be the most immediate and needed contribution that they make to a nonprofit organization. Board Fundraising Expectations Board members have four specific …

Posted in Board Development, Fundraising, Nonprofit Boards, Nonprofit Management, Resource Development, Strategic Planning

Add to the Discussion