Tapping the Fundraising Potential of Your Board

Guest post by Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE News, Stories

There are lots of reasons why people don’t give to charity, but the number one reason is simply because they haven’t been asked. And there’s no more effective asker than a passionate, committed Board member. After twenty-five years of raising money for a variety of organizations, including many years as a fundraising consultant, here’s what I know with certainty: the …

Three Steps to Working With Your Board to Advance Advocacy

Guest post by Laurel O'Sullivan, BoardSource News, Stories

Republished with the permission of BoardSource, the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership.   BoardSource encourages all nonprofit board members to advocate for their organization’s mission. The following success story comes to us from Jewish Family Services of San Diego (JFSS). Step One: Persuade the Board to Adopt Advocacy as a Priority JFSS is a multi-service nonprofit with a budget of …

Major Gifts Gives You the Highest Fundraising ROI

Ashley Pero News

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! Today’s articles focus on major gifts. With the highest return on investment of all fundraising techniques, is your …

10 Tips to Keep Your Nonprofit’s Data Safe During Storm Season

Data-Tech Uncategorized

 It’s not too late to prepare for those pop-up storms that occur randomly at this time of year, often resulting in everything from wind damage to lightning fires. During this time of year the threat of fire, flood, severe storms, water damage from office sprinklers and even theft is very real. One of the most valuable assets for any company is …

Making #GivingTuesday Big in Tampa Bay

Sara Leonard Uncategorized

Black Friday…Cyber Monday…#GivingTuesday Wait, what? Where did Giving Tuesday come from? What’s it doing there with 2 huge consumer focused shopping days? Giving Tuesday is a movement to create a national day of giving to kick off the giving season added to the calendar on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. The second annual Giving Tuesday is on December 3, 2013. In …

5 Myths Busted On Why Charitable Giving With Wills and Trusts Is Difficult

Guest post by Jay Love of Bloomerang News, Stories

republished with permission It’s a little known fact that planned giving has one of the highest ROIs (return on investment) of any fundraising activity, contributing to the fact that pursuing gifts from wills and trusts is rarely a key mission funding practice among the average American nonprofit. Why is this the case? In my experience, the most common excuses include …

Be Prepared: Scary Realities ALL Nonprofits Must Confront

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

I’m just going to start right off with: This is not a warm-fuzzy post. Or one of the lighthearted posts that I love to contribute to this blog. But it could be one of the most important posts–because it is without a doubt a helpful resource for any and all nonprofit leaders. Because our job, our calling here at NLC …

The Power of Nonprofit Board Exit Interviews

Guest post by Nancy Droesch and Susan S. Stepleton News, Stories

Republished with the permission of BoardSource, the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership. Nonprofit boards are tasked with overseeing the management of their organizations, but who oversees the board? While outside agencies may comment and provide feedback on board functioning, at the end of the day, boards are responsible for evaluating their own performance. Have you ever asked an employee …

Rave Reviews & Personal Takeaways from 2018 Leadership Conference Breakout Sessions

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

Rave reviews are still pouring in for our 2018 Leadership Conference. We thought we’d share just a few of the a-ha moments and takeaways that attendees have shared with us! (And to experience a-has of your own, register now for the follow-up meta-skills classes we’re scheduling through the end of the year in the NLC Training Center. Seats are limited …

Team NLC introduces our new Education & Data Manager

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

Congratulations are in order: We are so excited to announce Laurel Westmoreland as NLC’s new Education & Data Manager! If you think, “Hmmmm, she looks familiar.” You’re 100% right! Laurel has been part of the NLC Team for 2+ years in the Education Associate role where she has worked closely with all of you to manage the pre- and post-class …