Don’t Waste Your Capital Campaign Feasibility Study

Some capital campaign feasibility studies are simply a waste of time and effort. It’s a real shame when an organization spends significant time, energy, and money on a study that is not helpful. Frankly, this result is disappointing…

Gifts of Stock: Your Biggest Opportunity for the Year-End Giving Season

Your biggest opportunity for mega year-end gifts is to seek gifts of stock.

Top Facebook Marketing Blunders That Could Hurt Your Year-End Campaign

Oh my, Facebook is calling! What to do about all the social media opportunities out there? It's Social Media month here at Fired-Up Fundraising - and we're tackling the vast and changing world of social media.  My focus is on how to use…
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Tame the Social Media Content Monster: Create Impactful Social Content

Today we have a guest post from social media expert Josh Hirsch, Director of Mission and Communications for  Susan G. Komen South Florida. Josh is someone I'd call a "content king." He creates the coolest and most interesting stuff on social…

Want a Winning Social Media Strategy? Take This First Step!

It's Social Media month - and we're helping nonprofits craft a smart social media strategy! What do you really need to know?  How can your social media strategy bolster fundraising? How do you use social channels to strengthen…

Questions and Answers about Monthly Giving

  As you know, we've been talking about monthly donors for the past few weeks. And you may have seen my Facebook Live interviews here and here with monthly giving guru Erica Waasdorp. It’s been tremendously fun and exciting to…

7 Tips to Create a Wildly Profitable Monthly Giving Program

Monthly giving is a huge untapped revenue source for so many nonprofits. I am still trying to wrap my head around the vast potential monthly donors offer. If you have 300 monthly donors – just how much overall revenue would these…

Top 10 Fundraising Trends for 2018

What’s up for 2018? Times are changing, and fundraising is evolving too. If you want to be successful, then your nonprofit’s fundraising approach needs to adapt and innovate. The stakes are high. If you stick to the same old…

Rule #8 for Board Members: It Takes a Team and a Culture of Philanthropy

True fundraising success requires help and support from everyone in the organization. Too often board members and the rest of the staff look at fundraising as something that is apart from their own work. Sometimes there an internal…

Rule #4 for Board Members: The Easy Money is in Donor Retention

Cash flow is frequently an issue for nonprofit boards. Everyone wants to see solid, sustainable cash flow. The kind of funding that your organization can count on year after year. Where does this stream of revenue come from? From…
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5 Steps to Build Steadfast Donor Loyalty & Retention

We’re having some fun with donor retention today. We do know that donor retention = donor loyalty, right? So donor retention is the name of the game for the coming year, and beyond. And your ultimate goal as a fundraiser is to build…

5 Simple Tips to Nail Your Online Fundraising

Do you ever feel like you’ve just had enough? You feel overdosed on everything? Too many emails? Too much work? Too much advice about how to raise money? It’s so easy to get confused and overwhelmed with all the advice out there.…

Top 10 Fundraising Trends and Predictions for 2016

What’s up for 2016? Times are changing, and fundraising is evolving too. If you want to be successful, then your nonprofit’s fundraising approach needs to adapt and innovate. The stakes are high. If you stick to the same old…

My Daughter’s Beach Wedding!

Happy day! Happy Bride and Groom!      

Do You Know the Four Parts to a Successful Elevator Speech?

What's the purpose of your 30 second elevator speech? Is it to convey information?  Is it to impress your listener?  Perhaps to "sell" someone? I think most elevator speeches get it all wrong. The purpose is not to "pitch" someone. The…