Do people flock to your website in droves, click madly on your “donate now” button, and dump large amounts of money into your donor portal?
We’re all used to sales people, realtors, bankers, and many others working on commission so Dan Palotta and many others have asked, why not fundraisers also? What’s so wrong with fundraisers working on commission?
A 360-degree review can help uncover cultural issues about which board members may be totally unaware, the kinds of issues that run good staff—fundraisers as well as other professionals—out the door. A regular, 360-degree review process of nonprofit CEOs just might help end the revolving door crisis in fundraising.
Before #GivingTuesday, I challenge everyone to subscribe to one of the Presidential candidates’ email newsletters. It doesn’t matter which candidate you pick…You’ll immediately begin receiving multiple messages in a single day…And all of them will ask for money. Every single one.
As you plan your week, ask yourself: which things on your to-do list are going to move the needle, which have to be done but carry no brownie points for doing well? And which should you give as little time and energy as possible? Then, give yourself permission to arrange your time accordingly.
You can find grants that your organization can apply for without spending a lot of money on a database subscription. Here are several places to look –