Who Do You Want To Be?
When you sit down to write, rather than asking, “What will make people give to us?” you should ask, “What are people saying about themselves when they give to us?”
Thread: What was this certification course and why did you want to take it?
Loree LipsteinOctober 7, 2020
4 Tactics for Refreshing Your Gen Ops Grants
The rub about writing general operating support grants, especially to loyal, repeat funders year after year, is that they cover the essentials of your organization, and the essentials of your organization don’t typically change very much year to year.
So how do you write a general operating support proposal that sounds refreshed when the bulk of your content is stable and evergreen to your nonprofit’s mission and work?
Loree LipsteinOctober 5, 2020
Cheers to Doing the Work
The value of an anniversary is in creating a communal opportunity to pause and recall all the experiences and change that have happened since the last moment of reflection.
Way back in February,
Loree LipsteinSeptember 24, 2020
Analysis and Adaptation: Executing Strong Fundraising Campaigns
Do a debrief after each campaign to assess what is working well (and should continue as is) and what needs tweaking.
Thread: The DC Bar Foundation executes multiple unique fundraising campaigns annually. What balance do you try to strike between refreshing your campaigns while also not totally reinventing the wheel each year?
Loree LipsteinJuly 20, 2020
Segmenting: Your Superpower of Choice this Year
There is so much community need competing for attention this year that personalization needs to be your most important priority for the 2020 EOY giving season
A common joke to emerge from living in a pandemic is that no one knows what day it is anymore.
Loree LipsteinJuly 17, 2020
Corporate Partnerships – Moving Beyond Event Sponsorships
Once upon a time, corporate funding for nonprofits came mainly in the form of sponsorship for special events, such as galas and walks, etc. Nonprofits set menus of available benefits at different price points, and companies supported an event at their desired level of brand exposure and budget.
Loree LipsteinJune 24, 2020
What You Should Learn from #GivingTuesdayNow
As we share some key takeaways from #GivingTuesdayNow’s overall performance, we have renewed confidence in our message that your organization will live to fundraise another day.
When GivingTuesday announced the special #GivingTuesdayNow campaign in reaction to the Covid-19 crisis,
Loree LipsteinMay 18, 2020
Three Hopeful and Helpful Reminders from the Great Recession
Remember when the economy fell apart back in 2008-2009? Hard to forget, we know. However, a new piece from the Nonprofit Quarterly makes the case that nonprofits weather economic storms better than our for-profit friends.
Interspersed with the anxiety of living through a pandemic are moments of wonderful levity.
Loree LipsteinApril 17, 2020
Using Video for Next-Level Relationship-Building
It’s simple. People give to people, and people engage with people they know. Video is more personal, communicative, and opens a dialogue better than most other modes of communication.
Thread: As fundraisers, we’re always focusing on storytelling.
Loree LipsteinApril 16, 2020
How Can We Help?
How can we help?
You can plan on hearing that question a lot from us over the coming weeks and months.
There’s so much we don’t know about how the Covid-19 crisis will resolve, but we do know it will upset nonprofits’ well laid plans for 2020.