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March 26, 2018

What You and Your Board Need to Know When Asking for a Gift

I’ve been asking for gifts for more than 40 years. Some as modest as $50, others for $100 million. You could say I’m acquainted with the do’s and don’ts of motivating donors. In my book Asking you’ll find a detailed approach to soliciting major gifts. In this article, I’ll simply highlight eight suggestions to keep in mind as you prepare yourself and your board for the big push.
March 24, 2018

Ultimate Nonprofit Social Media Scheduling Guide

If you struggle to keep your social media channels active, scheduling out your posts in advance can help you stay on track. It also lets you take advantage of high-engagement days. Staying ahead of social media scheduling will transform all of your accounts. Here is a rock-solid social media posting calendar and scheduler that your nonprofit can use this year: Ultimate monthly social media scheduling guide:   January: Welcome to the new year! Get off […]
March 23, 2018

Five Easy Ways to Build Rapport with Your Donors

Donors love to give but hate to be persuaded. That’s both the problem and the opportunity we face every time we create a fundraising appeal, whether direct mail or digital.
March 22, 2018

Five Mistakes Your Nonprofit Doesn’t Want to Make When Investigating Sexual Harassment Allegations

In a former professional role, I served as legal counsel to employers in employment discrimination cases, including sexual harassment matters. While representing employers I learned about many instances of sexual harassment that were not handled well by the employer. Many of the underlying harassment claims were so mishandled that the victims became even more outraged and angry, not only at the harasser but also at their employer. This was particularly likely if their employers were […]