Another Leaky Pipe? The Effective Fundraiser, Part 2
I was sitting with a friend of mine, and he told me about a startling experience of his. He’d been asked to…
Got Leaky Pipes? The Effective Fundraiser, Part 1
I remember when I first started in the donor advised fund world. One of our earliest funds was opened by a sharp,…
Does Your Donation Platform Scare Away Major Donors?
What does a donation platform have to do with major donors? I get to meet a lot of nonprofits. Before I meet…
Plan to Give Wisely Amid The M&A Frenzy
Conditions during 2020 have contributed to a coming wave of merger and acquisition deals.
Key Adjustments Every Nonprofit Can Make Moving Into 2021
There’s still plenty of uncertainty over how 2021 will shape up. How should the wise nonprofit leader adjust to shifting conditions?
How Confident Are Donors For The Rest of 2020?
My friends at BBS & Associates published their Donor Confidence Report, offering insight into how U.S. donors are planning to give in…
Ministry Overhead: Funding the Engine for Growth
It’s time for a fresh look at funding for ministry overhead. Recently, I got an email from Ministry Watch listing the top…
Digital Fundraising and the Pandemic—6 Lessons
It’s quite possible that the pandemic has dramatically accelerated the digital fundraising space by 3-4 years.
Nonprofits Need to Take Data Security Seriously, Too
By now you’ve likely read about the Blackbaud data breach. Blackbaud is a top cloud software company that serves the nonprofit sector….
Let’s Stop Doing Grants—A Better Approach to Funding
No more grants? Let me explain. So often we think about grants as a gift to a specific nonprofit, and nonprofits tend…
The Largest Source of Nonprofit Funding Might Surprise You
What’s the biggest source of nonprofit funding? I’ll bet you would have a hard time guessing. It’s not donations by individuals.
Don’t Let Christian Higher Education Be a COVID-19 Casualty
There will be many casualties in the COVID-19 crisis. Some nonprofits and churches may not make it. However, hard times may not become…