Asking naturally—You can do this

July 7, 2014    

The key to a successful 'ask' is being a real human being—not a robot with a script, but a regular person who truly cares about this organization and this donor. 

Tired of complaining about your board? Adopt this Golden Rule

June 16, 2014    

Here, in your board members, you have the most dedicated volunteers. Why not assume they will become your most passionate major donors?

Big gift earmarked for new integrated treatment center

June 11, 2014    

A private, non-profit alcoholism and drug addiction treatment center received $13 million to build a new facility with integrated care in mind.

Passion Retread

May 27, 2014    

Passion can become buried or lost over time. When that happens, how do you get it back?

Top 6 Post-Event Follow-Up Mistakes

May 12, 2014    

When following up with your guests after cultivation or fundraising events, be sure to avoid these common mistakes!

Life lessons in building great board relationships

May 7, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

With all of the changes currently occurring in healthcare, a board can make the difference that the organization truly needs.

CEO Golden Hour, Part 3: One-on-One Meetings with Donors

April 21, 2014    

Rather than merely invoicing donors and expecting them to dutifully make their pledge payment for each of the next five years, these wise CEOs and development directors have discovered that with a high-touch system of personalized contacts, even the busiest of...

CEO Golden Hour, Part 2: Small Group Lunches

March 31, 2014    

Purpose: CEO and board members become more comfortable with the donor cultivation process, while giving your loyal donors an inside, personal view of the organization

New mental health facility for children in Ohio

March 28, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Coleman Professional Services' new building will offer treatment that is specifically child and family focused. 

CEO Golden Hour, Part 1: Call Your Donors

March 10, 2014    

What would it take for you to pick up the phone and call your donors? A personal call from the CEO or executive director is a call they will remember. 

The Rollover Moment in Asking for Money

February 24, 2014    

The fear of asking for money begins to melt as the CEO realizes that their job is not to persuade or convince anyone to give them money, but rather to share their purpose and goals with potential donors and listen closely to see what resonates.

Fundraising: Share with the community, and they will share with you

February 20, 2014     Shannon Brys, Associate Editor

Your organization may know the community, but don’t assume that they know you.

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