Mobile giving, the Red Cross, and your nonprofit

Interesting update on Mobile Giving from Philanthropy Journal today. Nonprofits find texting tough way to raise money While the Red Cross raised over $30 million by mobile phones after the Haiti earthquake, triggering a rush by nonprofits to try to raise money through text-messaging, reproducing those results has been tough for most groups, often because the […]

You hate telemarketing? So what.

Everyone hates telemarketing.  I spent three years leading telemarketing for a major national political organization, and I hate getting telemarketing calls!  Those invasive calls at the dinner hour.  Solicitors not taking no for an answer and asking you twice more for a contribution after you say no.  Always trying to get you to give your […]

Are low dollar fundraising campaigns hampering your success?

Give $10 on 10/10/10 to support our cause.  Cute, huh?  Kinda catchy?  Low price point could work well in the current economy.  Easy to implement on Facebook, Twitter, your website or elsewhere online, right?  Would probably get more responses than an offer asking for $25, $50 or $100 gift.  Right?  All of those points above […]

7 Common Sense Tips to Maximize Income

Here are 7 common sense tips to help you maximize your fundraising income.  There aren’t any silver bullets.  No shiny new objects.  Nothing groundbreaking.  Just some common sense, best practice ideas that are sometimes forgotten as we all strive to grow our revenue.  I’ve included links to relevant articles and resources on each topic to provide […]