Does Email Inspire Donors?

Does Email Inspire Donors?

The data tells a story. The question is what lessons we can learn from it. Global Giving Trends The biennial Global Trends in Giving Report (produced by Nonprofit Tech For Good and sponsored by Funraise) is chock full of important data for your organization to review...
Pivot

Pivot

I loved the Pivot scene in Friends. Classic! When the word ‘pivot’ gets overused in the business or marketing world? Not a fan. But the fact is: Coronaworld has presented a lot of challenges to the nonprofit sector. Some form of pivoting is in order. Frozen In Place...
Cash Cows

Cash Cows

I’ve partnered with a number of high net-worth individuals during my years in the nonprofit sector. At some point I have asked each of them 2 questions: Has a nonprofit made you feel like a cash cow at some point? If yes, how did that make you feel? Every woman and...
One Piece At A Time

One Piece At A Time

This past weekend I finished a puzzle for the first time in a while. A lot of tense moments trying to figure out where certain individual pieces belonged but overall, a sense of accomplishment. This is how I spent my Shabbat: For the first time in 2 1/2 years, I was...
Demonstrate Field Expertise

Demonstrate Field Expertise

Round two of the interview process. I’m sitting with the CEO and an outside consultant. They are grilling me about my experience, abilities and what I bring to the specific role I’m up for. Then comes a question that I really dislike: “If you were sitting with a...
Step Into Your Donors Shoes

Step Into Your Donors Shoes

Have you ever tried to step into your donor’s shoes for a minute? Tried to really understand their experience? Odds are you don’t just work for a nonprofit; you also donate or volunteer somewhere else. Have you considered how that knowledge should affect how your...