Category Archives: Nonprofit

Reflecting on Women’s History Month

“Women belong in all places where decisions are being made. It shouldn’t be that women are the exception,” Former Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  March is Women’s History Month and a time to reflect on the history and achievements of women. As a woman, I can’t help but think about all the women in…

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Part 2: 2020 Giving Reflections

Two months ago we shared our thoughts on fundraising in 2020 based on data available at that time. Since then more data has been released, and as promised, here is an update! Spoiler alert, things weren’t too bad in 2020, and the future is looking promising. In Part I, we analyzed the Fundraising Effectiveness Project’s…

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Are You Engaging Women Donors?

Does your organization’s fundraising strategy include women? If not, it should. A growing body of research and data highlights the positive impact women make on charitable donations and the behaviors that are unique to this group of donors. While working through your organizations fund development plans for 2021 and implementation strategy consider how you can…

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How Do I Start Fundraising?

Did you know a majority (90%) of non-profit organizations report that they have one source of funding and that one source accounts for 90% of their total funding? When we work with clients to help increase their funding, we typically recommend that they diversify their funding.  When an organization is strongly reliant on fees for service or…

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2020 Year in Review

2020 was a difficult year for all of us. COVID-19 impacted everyone’s plans and business as we knew it – ours included. (Read COVID-19-specific blogs & resources here, here, here, and here).  We also witnessed our Black neighbors suffer many injustices. Our work is rooted in the desire to improve communities. As a team, we…

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Can a Nonprofit Charge for its Services?

  Can a nonprofit charge for its services? During difficult economic times – like the global COVID-19 pandemic – this is a question we get often. The answer is yes, but as with all fund development planning, this should be undertaken with great care.  A fee-for-service structure means fees are paid in return for services…

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