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...

7 Biggest Major Gift Fundraising Mistakes

May 29, 2019 9 PM

Mistakes, we all make them, heck I make several a day. And, we are especially susceptible to...

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...

How to Focus Your Efforts on the Most Likely Major Gift Donors

September 16, 2018 4 PM

We are going to get technical for this article. Are you ready!?!

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...

Nonprofit Fundraising Winter is Coming... It's Time to Start Preparing

June 28, 2018 7 PM

Development professionals, nonprofit leaders, volunteers and board members, winter is...

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...

5 Ways to Know If You Have a Legacy Fundraising Operation

March 27, 2018 11 PM

In the movie, No Country for Old Men, Tommy Lee Jones Character, Sheriff Ed Tom Bell, laments to...

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...