by Kay Sprinkel Grace, CFRE As philanthropy matures globally there is an increased desire on the part of organizations in all locations to increase the number and commitment of volunteer leaders involved in fund raising, advocacy and other activities that will benefit the … [Read more...] about Using Mission, Vision and Values to Inspire Volunteer Leadership for Your Organization
from GuideStar: Are There Easy Ways to Reduce Donor Attrition Rates? Today, losing donors has special urgency because more and more organizations are struggling to acquire new donors. Response rates are down exactly at a time when paper and postage costs keep … [Read more...] about A Reason to Focus on Gifts and Donors
a guest post by Douglas Schoenberg Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance refers to a set of security standards for protecting cardholder data. Here are some basic Dos & Don'ts for any organization that is accepting (or considering accepting) credit card … [Read more...] about Dos and Don’ts for Nonprofit Credit Card Compliance
by Rebecca Caspi 1. Find your focus - turn that big idea into a very specific concept or set of concepts. Think “bite-size” when explaining your passions to others (at least in that first encounter). Beware of jargon! 2. Figure out who your real prospects are. Time is your … [Read more...] about Ten Practical Principles for Raising Funds for Social Ventures
from the Stanford Social Innovation Review: Ten Nonprofit Funding Models Money is a constant topic of conversation among nonprofit leaders: How much do we need? Where can we find it? Why isn’t there more of it? In tough economic times, these types of questions become more f … [Read more...] about Do You Have a Funding Model?