Blogs and Vlogs

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

Special Event Shocker #1

The Special Event Shocker Series Real-Life Solutions Included! Shocker #1 “And now,” our emcee said, “we will share the story of how Lane’s life was saved following his tragic four-wheeler accident.” The tuxedoed emcee sat down. The room grew quiet. … read more

Client’s Fundraiser Grew 200% with These Tips!

Last Friday night, a Miracle Strategies’ client raised $70,000 during an annual event that grossed $22,000 last year. If you’ve been reading my blog for anytime, you’re familiar with this advice: “Take What You’re Already Doing and Grow It.” That’s … read more

Donors as Earned Influencers

After an event I spoke at recently, a local businessman introduced himself and held up his cell phone. I could see that morning’s blog photo on the screen. He said the article had been forwarded to him by a friend … read more

This May Be My Best Insight Ever…for Fundraisers

  Today’s blog may be the most helpful yet if you’re a fundraiser. Many readers are board members and professionals from other fields, and I often write with a broad view of my readership, but not today. This blog is … read more

How to Unstick, Destagnate, and Re-energize Your NPO

Ignore the Consultant! Special Events Do Stimulate Giving Is your not-for-profit organization stale, stuck or stagnant? Plan a special event! Special Events require a deadline, a working committee, a sales (sponsorship) document, and a cause to support. Clearly, this is … read more