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3 Key Pieces of Advice: Fundraising in Recessionary Times

n the first part of 2010, Guidestar reported that 4 in 10 charities reported a decline in giving from January 1 to May 31, 2010. Three in 10 had cut back on budgets and more than half reported they had saved money by cutting back on programs. Half of all non profits had frozen staff salaries. In light of this gloomy news, how should the non profit respond? 1. Seek a Development Partner. 2. Seek strategic partnerships and collaborations. 3. Seek to crystallize your vision and mission and ruthlessly eliminate anything inconsistent with those.

Why Give Even When You Are Down

I had a cup of coffee with a friend of mine the other day. It had been awhile since I’d seen him. I knew from our email trail that the days preceding had been hard. Business challenges. But little did I realize how severe…

5 Reasons to Be Stingy

Five reasons to be stingy? I know this blog is supposed to be about generosity, but hey let’s face it, there really are some good reasons to be stingy.