Do donors a favor; create opportunities to give

During a meeting, one of our clients brandishes this sticky note, waving it around in victory. “A donor thanked us for asking for money!” The sticky note is paired with a check in response to the organization’s first print newsletter, which we suggested after continuously positive responses to a monthly email. The print newsletter included … Continue reading Do donors a favor; create opportunities to give

Resolutions to stick to in 2018

Finally, a resolution post that isn’t about cutting out cheese, hitting up the gym or staying hydrated. Here are resolutions or as our optimistic staff like to say, opportunities for growth, that will improve your nonprofit life in 2018! Trust your team If there’s one thing nonprofit leaders know, it’s that it can be easy … Continue reading Resolutions to stick to in 2018

No ifs, ands, or buts; nonprofits need to follow best practices

With swimsuit season just around the corner, you’ve probably begun drafting your list of gym excuses; I don’t have the time, I don’t know how, I have better places to be. The same mantra is echoed by nonprofits when dealing with best practices; we don’t have enough money to pay staff, we don’t have enough … Continue reading No ifs, ands, or buts; nonprofits need to follow best practices

The Real Deal in Board Giving & Fundraising Best Practices

       I recently attended the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network (MNN) Conference and found myself adrift in a sea of directors and staff of small/medium sized nonprofits. I had chosen a workshop on “Lessons from Philanthropy” run by two individuals from Associated Grantmakers that focused on how to successfully apply for grants and receive funding from Donor Advised … Continue reading The Real Deal in Board Giving & Fundraising Best Practices

Best Practices for Mobile Friendly Websites

Monday night football and you whip out your smart phone and prepare to order strategically: Thai? Pizza? Lebanese? No, you know just the thing– a plate of smokin’ buffalo wings from the restaurant right up the road (it is football season, after all). While images of chicken wings dance in your head, you order from … Continue reading Best Practices for Mobile Friendly Websites