Category Archives: Fundraising

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

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

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

Today’s Talk with Andrea Kihlstedt

This week, Randy got to sit down with the lovely Andrea Kihlstedt to talk about capital campaigns. Andrea Kihlstedt is co-founder of the Capital Campaign Toolkit and has been guiding successful capital campaigns for over 30 years. Andrea has been

3 Major Reasons to Host a Peer-to-Peer Fundraiser

Peer-to-peer fundraising (also known as social, P2P, or DIY fundraising) is an effective way to raise money for any cause. With this type of campaign, you enlist dedicated supporters to fundraise on your behalf.  Typically, you equip each participant with

4 Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make as a Fundraiser in 2020

As a professional fundraiser at a growing nonprofit, you likely understand that maintaining a positive reputation and valuing your donor relationships are key components to maximizing success. Simply investing in the wrong tool or sending the wrong email to someone

Microphilanthropy Explained

For decades, philanthropy has been seen largely as black-tie galas paired with pricey auction items ― large events for larger wallets. With the introduction of the internet and social media, donors now have the ability to participate and give in

How Advocacy Fits Into Your Nonprofit’s Fundraising Strategy

Nonprofit advocacy campaigns are becoming increasingly popular to help advance the mission of organizations. However, many organizations are under the impression that they must divide their attention between their advocacy campaigns and their fundraising efforts. In this case, many decide

Trends in Philanthropy: 4 Ways Nonprofits are Changing

We’re seeing significant changes in the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted aspects of society that we never expected. Individuals are working from home, others have applied for unemployment, and organizations everywhere have closed their doors.  Nonprofits are not exempt