Category Archives: Featured

Today’s Talk with Jim Blue

This week, we sat down with Jim Blue, executive director of CEDARS. CEDARS is a nonprofit organization that cares for vulnerable children and families in Southeast Nebraska. Emergency shelter and foster care training are just a couple of the many

Event Formats in 2020 and Beyond

If you’re a nonprofit leader, 2020 has likely put a wrench in your usual event planning strategy. With a global pandemic keeping most of us indoors, hosting a traditional in-person event is not the best idea. In order to adapt

Today’s Talk with Tiara Quiala

This week, Randy sat down with Tiara Quiala. Tiara is the founder of the Quiala group. They provide a variety of nonprofit consulting services. Tiara is also very passionate about helping nonprofits with sustainable development.  One important area of growth

The Top 4 Most Effective Fundraising Appeal Envelopes

If your donors don’t open your fundraising appeal letter it doesn’t even matter what’s inside it.  It doesn’t matter how compelling the ask is, how great you told the story, or even how you made the donor the hero of

Today’s Talk with Jared Fenton

This week, we sat down with Jared Fenton. Jared is the president and founder of the Reflect Organization. Reflect is a national mental wellness nonprofit. Their core mission is to help college and university students care for their own mental

Insights That Will Drive Your Year-End Giving

Want something to distract you from election woes? We’ve got some good news for you. Things are looking up for your year-end giving plans. Here’s what you need to know to create your giving plan masterpiece as 2020 finally comes

Today’s Talk with Bill Stephan

This week, we sat down with Bill Stephan. Bill is the executive director and chief artistic officer of the Lied Center for Performing Arts, in Lincoln, Nebraska. The Lied Center, located on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s downtown campus, has been

4 Unique Ways to Create a Successful Fundraising Campaign

In 2020, the fundraising landscape has been both unconventional and challenging for many nonprofit professionals. As we move forward from crisis-focused activities, there are opportunities to hone your strategy and plan for the future. If you’re revisiting your fundraising approach,

Today’s Talk with Amy Einstein

In this week’s talk, Randy sits down with Amy Eisenstein, an expert fundraising consultant. As a development professional, Amy is passionate about empowering nonprofits. Today, Amy and Randy discuss fundraising during a pandemic. Things have been hard. We’ve all had

How to Write for SEO and Rank on Google

Getting noticed is a challenge.  The internet is a busy, crowded place, buzzing with almost 2 billion websites and millions of brands competing for attention. Rising above the clutter and online noise requires a little strategy.  Thankfully, that strategy doesn’t