Happy graduation day to the Fall 2012 program of LEAP for Ladies, also known as Ladies' Empowerment and Action Program, which trains aspiring entrepreneurs. Take a good look. Some of these women may be tomorrow's nonprofit entrepreneurs - and we should be glad.
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.
If there is ever a time for your organization's leadership to rethink fundraising practices, it's now, in this period of economic uncertainty. We all know money is tight; maybe this is not the right time to seek huge gifts or risk launching a major event. But it IS the right time to evaluate the sustainability of your fund development efforts so you can achieve consistent and predictable funding at controllable costs. And that takes leadership.