Raising Investment Capital and Fundraising – Not the Same

Guest post by NLC Trainer Sara Leonard Stories

republished with permission In 2016, I worked with five nonprofits engaged in The Patterson Foundation’s Margin Mission Ignition program. After completing a strenuous business planning process, it was time for these organizations to implement their plans. A key part of any social enterprise plan – and ultimately successful implementation – is raising investment capital. It’s not uncommon for nonprofit organizations to pursue social …

Fundraising and an Indie Record Label

Sara Leonard News, Stories

WUSF, our local NPR station (www.wusf.edu), had a great story about XL Recordings and for just a minute I thought they were talking about fundraising. “A Record Label With a Midas Touch” tells the story of XL Recordings, a British independent record company owned by Richard Russell. Though I’d never heard of XL Recordings, I’d certainly heard of their biggest …

10 Ways to Engage Your Board in Fundraising

Grace Armstrong Tips

As nonprofit leaders, we need all the help we can get raising resources for our organizations. Here are some ways to engage your board in fundraising. 10. Know what you want and need from your board members.Before you can engage board members to help you fundraise, they need to understand what your organization needs. Your board must clearly see your vision and …

8 Nonprofit Resources to Help You Measure Impact

Ashley Pero Tips

Your organization does great work. You’re changing the world. But can you prove it? Measuring your program’s outcomes — the benefits or results your organization has on your constituents or participants — provides you measurable proof.  The ability to measure and show your impact is critical for fundraising. But finding nonprofit resources to help you demonstrate impact isn’t always easy. So …

Just Released: Giving USA 2014

Sara Leonard Uncategorized

The 5 Articles series features articles covering subjects relevant to nonprofit success, leadership, marketing, human resources, communications, social media, finance and governance – articles we’d consider must reads. With so much out there to take in, we want to share five that we don’t think you should miss. Enjoy! Giving USA: The Annual Report on Philanthropy, the seminal publication reporting …