Blogs and Vlogs

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

How Good Fundraisers Learn to Raise More Money

Imitate, Mimic, Mirror     Fundraisers Raise More Money by Learning from Each Other I happen to be writing today’s blog while preparing to speak to a group of fellow fundraisers. They, like I, are learning on the job! So, … read more

Our Prospect List Grew 120% Thanks to This Menu

  This past week, after a series of warm, genuine, and guided meetings, one of my clients hit the “save” button on more than 120 new prospect names for an upcoming project! Considering we started fresh, our growth was 120%! … read more

Is Your Nonprofit Hiding a Secret?

Have You Had This Experience? When a local family foundation grants you $15,000, everyone’s thrilled, right? When you’re drafting a Facebook post with a “Donate Now” button, do you have trouble finding a need? And, when your 2018 audit reveals … read more

Three Tools to Help Your Board Raise More Money

  Close your eyes for a moment and imagine that each of your board members sincerely wants to help you raise more money! I believe with three simple tools you can transform this daydream into reality. The tools are free … read more

Miracle Strategies’ Top 10 Blogs of 2018

The Top 10 Blogs of 2018 include tips to make 2019 a winning year! Non-profit organization board members, fundraisers, and donors who read this blog want to know, “What can we do to raise more money today?” Miracle Strategies Fundraising … read more

How to Design an Annual Appeals Fundraising Calendar

  Before I provide tips and how-to’s for your Annual Appeals Calendar, I want to share an analogy from an interview with Chris Urmson, CEO of Aurora Innovation and a former Alphabet engineer who is pioneering self-driving car technology. “I … read more