Tag Archives: nonprofit fundraising

If you can’t raise it, save it

If you can’t raise it, save it

We recently heard the phrase “small up.” It means to look wisely at your resources and find ways to live with less while retaining your focus on what’s important. While the phrase is being used within the context of personal finance, it is one that can have value to a […]

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What the CFRE??##!!?

Special note for Mid-South readers: CFRE Review Course will be held Saturday September 9th In the nonprofit world money is almost always an issue. Where will it come from? When will it arrive? Is it restricted or unrestricted? These questions are accompanied by others such as “how are we implementing […]

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Money Is Not Enough

Money is not enough

Nonprofits play a critical role across the country. They represent, serve and advocate for a great diversity of individuals, families and causes. They are joined in this work by foundations and corporations who provide money, resources, connections and technical assistance. In many cases it is through the work of nonprofits […]

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10 ways to refine your fundraising readiness in 2017

10 ways to refine your fundraising readiness in 2017

Part Two of a Two Part Series Are you ready for a successful fundraising year?  Are you already involved? Before you go full force in the marketplace – whether with cultivation or solicitation – stop and review your fundraising readiness status. Here are 10 business processes we have found impact […]

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The FUNdraising Doctor is in - 2

The FUNdraising Doctor is in! Part Two

Part Two of a Two Part Series The financial health of an organization is often attributed to the board of directors. The composition of the board, its actions, the level of giving, and the recognition of individual members all impact financial health. Part one of this series provided information on […]

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The FUNdraising Doctor is in!

The FUNdraising Doctor is in!

Part One of a Two Part Series The board of directors of an organization is responsible for its financial health. What does this mean? How do you measure the fundraising health of the board? We at Saad&Shaw suggest a visit to the FUNdraising doctor. A check-up may be in order. […]

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Avoid the special event pitfalls!

Avoid the special event pitfalls!

Many nonprofit organizations and institutions rely on revenue from special events. If you check any calendar of events you will find many to choose from: 5k and 10k runs and walks; galas with dinner, dancing and awards; concerts; luncheons with nationally recognized speakers. With strong competition for the philanthropic dollar […]

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Ingredients of a quality meeting

Ingredients of a Quality Meeting

We recently received a request from a reader wanting to know how to get the most impact from meetings with her supervisor. “Each week, I am given full responsibility for what is discussed. It is the one opportunity where I have my supervisor’s undivided attention and think I should be […]

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Empowered Fundraising Team

Secrets to an empowered fundraising team

This is the fifth in a series focused on the prerequisites for fundraising success. Last week’s column focused on building a fundraising team. This week we provide suggestions for creating an empowered fundraising team. The key word is empowered. Here’s the best definition of an empowered fundraising team that we […]

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