Blogs and Vlogs


How to Keep Your Non-Profit Relevant During C-19

Want Your Non-Profit to Remain Relevant during C-19? Consider These Strategies I’ve Shared with Clients   You’ll never forget these days. How you position yourself and your non-profit will also be remembered. Nothing is “normal” about our lives this week, … read more

Easy is the New Yes!

Your Nonprofit Will See Results Today, Using “Easy” Strategies In fundraising — as with Amazon, Uber, OpenTable, and others — Easy is the New Yes! Successful fundraisers will benefit from these — mostly free — easy strategies to engage donors. … read more

Fundraising Confessions from a Cruise Ship Dinner

Read in Sav Morning News We’ve brought on additional staff so the executive director can raise more money…. So why isn’t he?” This question came over dinner with new friends my husband and I met on a vacation cruise of … read more

How Many of Those Fish Did You Catch?

  Last week, when I posted these photos of Dan and me fishing for sockeye on the Kenai River, a friend responded: How many of those fish did you catch? In fundraising, where the board, staff, and volunteers should be … read more

How My Family Reunion is Like Your Board Meeting

My Family Reunion: Lessons Learned Will Strengthen Your Board of Directors! This past Memorial Day Weekend, did your family get together for a big reunion? Ours did. Yep! Fifty-eight of us traveled from states afar to spend time in Tennessee, … read more

Don’t Call Me Yet!

Three Steps to Take Before You Call a Fundraising Consultant It’s likely that your non-profit is on a tight budget, and consultants aren’t free (unless it’s over coffee, of course). So, take these three actions first, or as Socrates said, … read more

Should You Raise Your Next Fundraiser?

Read in Sav Morning News How to Raise a Fundraiser Who Stays The Average is 29 Months Photos: Community professionals like WTOC anchor Dawn Baker and board member Toby Hollenberg were among the many who honed my fundraising skills!  This … read more

Special Event Shocker #2

Why Didn’t I Get Invited? Unsubscribe  Shocker #2 She was irritated. “My neighbor told me,” the caller said, “that she just received an invitation to your special event luncheon. Why didn’t I get one?” I knew the caller well. She … read more