As all good fundraising managers know, raising money requires heavy-duty attention to ROI – return on investment. And the stakes go up when you’re looking for major gifts. Today's blog is a guest post from our official partners at DonorSearch, the experts in prospect research.
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4 Missing Management Tools That Derail Your Fundraising Success - Part 4 of the Revolutionizing Fundraising Series
This is the fourth in our series on fundraising management. Last time we talked about Three Major Duties of Great Fundraising Management. This time we’ll discuss the must have management tools for your teams fundraising success.
Tags: fundraising practices, effective fundraising, Nonprofit management, Nonprofit teams, Nonprofit fundraising, donor management, fundraising management tools, successful funraising, meet fundraising targets, ideal donor profiles, donor prospects, donor profiles, donor search, donor research, successful fundraising management
This is the third article in our series on fundraising management. This time, we’ll discuss how good management practices remove obstacles to success. This is one of the three majorduties of management. And by the way, we’ll reveal (gasp!) the difference between management and “managers.”
Tags: fund development process, Leaky Bucket, fund development plan, Bristol Strategy Group, Fundraising the SMART Way, sales management, Pipeline management, capacity building, Nonprofit management, donor management, Moves Management,, fundraisng management, Charity Development, charity management
Why Traditional Moves Management is Hurting Your Fundraising Efforts - Part 2 of the Revolutionizing Fundraising Series
What's missing in Moves Management? In most sales organizations, Moves Management would simply be called “Account Planning,” which is how big companies handle their major, national, or global accounts.
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This is the first in a series of posts on the question of fundraising management, an issue I believe will revolutionize fundraising as we know it; as long as we understand and adopt the concept.
Tags: effective fundraising, fund development process, Bristol Strategy Group, Fundraising the SMART Way, Pipeline management, nonprofit culture, non-profit development, Nonprofit management, nonprofit leadership, nonprofit mindset, fundraising tools, Nonprofit fundraising
Development audits are in-depth analyses of what's happening in your fundraising shop - and what some people in the organization think is happening (or not). Opinions about such audits run the gamut from hate, fear and distrust to enthusiasm and delight at insights gained. We recently launched our new SMART Way Development Audit, and tailored it to respond to both the "delight" party and the "hate, fear and distrust" party.
Since we're addicted to research, we surveyed nonprofit professionals about their opinions on audits. Here's what we discovered:
- The two things people FEAR THE MOST about Development Audits
- WHY people want to conduct Development Audits, in spite of their fears
- Whose voices SHOULD BE HEARD when doing these audits, and...
- Are Development Audits just another way for fundraising consultants to wangle more money out of their clients??
If you'd like to see our video series on this topic, check it out here.
Yahoo, it's the end of the year! Let's all go bananas with our year-end campaigns!!!! Why not? You do it every year, right? So that means you should keep on doing it, um, er, right? You are being a good nonprofit leader. Aren't you?
SEVEN STRATEGIES TO PINPOINT HIGH-QUALITY DONORS
Though virtually all donors are valuable and vital to your organization, high-quality donors are those supporters who can make an extra impact on your cause. They are most likely to be “ideal” donors not only in the size of the gifts they make, but in terms of the degree of engagement, their match to your organizational values, and their sheer desire to be involved that they demonstrate to you.
Does your forecasting feel like this? If so maybe we need to rethink things. One of the things I want to rethink is the difference between the pipeline and the forecast.
The PIPELINE isn’t the same as the FORECAST. Even though we have almost always squished these two distinctive concepts into one, they're really not the same. But there's an unquestioned assumption at work here.