When asking for a gift, what counts most, aside from preparation, are three variables: your attitude, your ability to close the sale, and a realistic notion of the next step. In my book, Fundraising Realities Every Board Member Must Face, I address the whole gamut of soliciting major gifts, but here I’ll focus on these three elements.
Ensure your nonprofit’s ADA compliance for people with disabilities Is your nonprofit complying with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA)? If you’re not sure, your nonprofit could be missing out on hiring and serving a diverse group of people—and face hefty fines. Find out what the law requires and how to make sure your services are accessible to people who have disabilities.
After Hurricane Harvey hit at the end of August, we pulled together a list of nonprofits helping with relief and recovery efforts. We included Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF), which is administering the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund created by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner and county judge Ed Emmett. In a later post, we recommended giving to expert-sponsored funds in response to natural disasters. Once again, we listed the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund at GHCF.