The Leaky Bucket Nonprofit Blog

Jumpstart Your Fundraising in 2012!

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Tue, Jan 03, 2012 @ 10:30 AM

Quick, the fundraising year's half over!  Well, not really, but before things get too crazy again for you professional fundraisers out there, think about adopting sustainable fund development practices.  If you do your fund developmet planning early, everything else falls into place.

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Tags: fund development plan, fund development process, nonprofits, sustainable fund development, fundraising, nonprofit

Nonprofit Fundraising: Your Bucket is LEAKING!

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Wed, Jul 06, 2011 @ 11:03 AM

We began our Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising in May of this year, and already we are seeing some trends that should give all fund-development professionals food for thought.  But we need YOUR assessment to help validate our findings, so please, just visit -Leaky Bucket for Effective Fundraising to complete yours.  It's free, it only takes 5 minutes, and when you're done, I'll be happy to review it with you personally. 

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Tags: fundraising, Board, fund development plan, fund development process, sustainable fund debvelopment, leadership, management, nonprofits

How Effective Is Your Fundraising? Take the Leaky Bucket Survey.

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Tue, May 10, 2011 @ 10:34 AM

Productivity, efficiency and effectiveness tend to "leak" out of fundraising organizations in ways we don't even notice - until the "pipes" burst and there's a crisis.  Take our Leaky Bucket Assessment for Effective Fundraising to see how you are doing today.  It's free, it only takes five minutes, and you'll get your score and your answers immediately!  Click here to start your assessment.

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Tags: fundraising, fund development plan, fund development process, nonprofits, sustainable fund development

Why Your Pipeline Should Speak "Donor."

Posted by Ellen Bristol on Wed, Nov 24, 2010 @ 01:21 PM

Your fundraising pipeline, that useful calendar of prospective grants and gifts that you try to keep full, may only tell you two things today:  "what's coming in soon?" and "are we going to meet our fundraising goals this quarter?" But your pipeline could tell you many other valuable things - if it could speak "Donor,"' that is, speak to you in the voice of your donors, grantors and corporate partners.   

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Tags: fundraising, pipeline, management, donor, nonprofits

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