Setting Expectations through An Out of Office Message

Ashley Pero News, Stories

Repost from 2011 — timely given the upcoming holidays! Are you getting ready for some time out of the office? It is important not to forget to set your out of office email and voicemail messages. You can easily set a task reminder for the day of your departure to pop up in Outlook. And, if you do forget it …

Do Your Own Fundraising Research? You Bet!

Guest post by Jen Filla, Aspire Research Group News, Stories

One of the hot topics in the prospect research field is whether we researchers are going to be replaced by all of the great software products out there. With the click of your mouse you can search multiple public records databases and spit a profile out of your printer. Even data analytics has become more accessible with easy software interfaces. …

Announcing the Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

  Team NLC is thrilled to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for our 2018 Board & Senior leadership Conference on November 8th. This year we’re bringing in not one but two BoardSource experts for a Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit. And we’re pleased to host this event in a new venue: the USF St. Petersburg …

8 Over-Looked Donor Prospects Hidden In Your Database, Just Waiting to Give More

Guest post by Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang News, Stories

  Republished with permission There’s little argument that long-term, loyal donors are your best prospects for things like major gifts and planned gifts. Monthly donors, active volunteers, current and former service recipients, and the securely retired (especially the childless and empty-nesters) are also great prospects. But who else might be lurking in your donor database that doesn’t necessarily scream “I could …

Are You Interesting?

Guest post by NLC trainer Sara Leonard News, Stories

Republished with permission Are you interesting? As fundraising professionals, our job is to develop relationships on behalf of our organizations. If we are going to do that well, we have to be interesting. How do you get interesting? Get out of your office! Many fundraisers wear “working all the time” as a badge of honor. They brag about being the …

Should Fundraisers Friend Donors on Facebook?

Guest post by Steven Shattuck of Bloomerang Stories

Republished with permission Social media is great for connecting with true friends and close family members, but it also creates awkward situations when a friend request comes through from a person who we might not went to let into our private lives just yet. A co-worker, a distant cousin, a new acquaintance. What about a fundraiser? Should they accept a …