John Pepperdine

What did Giving Tuesday and Colorado Gives Day teach us in a pandemic?

December 16, 2020 7 PM

Asking people to support your organization during a Pandemic might give you pause. That’s...

When there's a storm, stay in contact with your donors

March 12, 2020 3 PM

John talks about two important lessons he learned in times of crisis and gives a bit of...

Don't give in to the dark side of fundraising...

December 12, 2019 6 PM

Here’s one fundraising takeaway I’d love to share: do NOT go to the Dark Side of fundraising, go...

How we Solve the Fundraising Mystery

September 30, 2019 1 PM

When someone asks how I help nonprofits in fundraising, I typically leave it at a very surface...

After 25 Years and Thousands of Donor Visits, Here are the Realities I've Learned

June 27, 2019 2 PM

I’ve fundraised for almost every size and age of institution and nonprofit.  I've personally...

How to Hire a Hell of a Fundraiser

April 23, 2019 11 PM

Still with me? Good, because there are plenty of people out there who would make a great...

Time to Renovate Your Fundraising - Here’s How

January 31, 2019 2 PM

How to upgrade major gift fundraising? I often use a house analogy.  It works because both...

Your Donors Feel'n like Transactions? 8 Signs and Solutions

August 21, 2018 4 PM

There’s nothing wrong with a transaction. When I buy gas, I don’t need to develop a deep bond...

Time is NOT on your Side in Fundraising

May 30, 2018 3 AM

Everyone knows staying in contact with your donors is a good thing. But if you're an executive...

Fundraising Truth: I've Never Talked Anyone into a Major Gift

April 30, 2018 12 PM

It’s a strange misconception, though understandable I guess, that good fundraisers merely charm...

The Millionaire (next door) Major Gift Strategy

March 28, 2018 11 PM

Anyone entering a profession needs a go-to book to ground them.  Entering the world of...

Look in Your Own Fundraising Yard for Gifts

February 28, 2018 1 AM

Stop looking at your neighbor’s lawn. Just too many nonprofits think the grass is greener with...