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April 5, 2018

Your Spring Fundraiser Checklist

Sponsored by Give Lively Spring fundraising season is upon us and the pressure is on for nonprofits to hit their goals at upcoming galas or events. Here’s a quick checklist to make sure your nonprofit is ready: Set expectations Leading up to your gala or big fundraising event, give attendees a sense of the flow of the evening, including a call for donations. Emphasize that you hope to raise money on site and tell them […]
April 6, 2018

The Major Gifts Advice You Majorly Need

There’s a HUGE elephant in the room staring you right in the face. As nonprofiteers, we often focus on the seemingly “attainable” gifts that are less scary than the elephant…major gifts. But guess what? With the proper expectations, cultivation and approach to making the ask, major gifts are also entirely attainable. Plus, the time and effort you put into making that major gift a success is definitely worth the dollars you can put toward achieving […]
April 10, 2018

Succession Strategy: Mapping the Next Generation of Leadership

This article was originally published in the Nonprofit Hub magazine. I always find it a little funny when I hear someone say, “The future is now.” My immediate thought tends to be, “But what does that even mean?” Frankly, it sounds like somebody is trying to be a little too philosophical. I liken it to when someone is sharing “the secret to life,” but really just spewing nonsense. This common phrase should be shifted to, […]
April 13, 2018

4 Ways to Recognize Volunteers for National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month! Yes, you heard that right: there is a whole month dedicated to honoring volunteers across the country. Not only does the month commemorate the selfless efforts of so many people already volunteering, but encourages others to get out of their comfort zone and take action in bettering their communities. Most nonprofits interact with volunteers at least a few times a year, whether that’s recruiting dozens for a big fundraiser, or […]