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About janetlevineconsulting

For over 20 years, Janet Levine has worked for and with nonprofit and educational organizations, helping to grow their advancement programs. Her consulting company, Janet Levine Consulting, serves a wide range of organizations from small, all-volunteer agencies to major national organizations. She regularly teaches courses in non-profit management, fundraising and grant development, both face-to-face and online at In addition to her nonprofit work, Janet brings years of experience as a business and sales manager in the for-profit sector. She has an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University.

Try Yes To Fundraising

It’s one of my pet peeves.  People who say can’t to just about everything.  Recently I did a board fundraising training and no matter what was suggested—by me or by a board member—the executive director said, “Oh, we’ve tried that.  … Continue reading

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Planning Ahead

Every month, a session of my 4 online classes offered through Ed2Go launches.  Each class is made up of 12 lessons, which are meant to be studied over a 6 week period.  And every session, at least one student—often more—spends one night … Continue reading

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Good fundraisers borrow….

In the documentary series, Soundbreaking (now available on Acorn), one of the producers talks about the fact that there are just so many notes and so many beats in the world of music. Repetition and sometimes things that may sound like … Continue reading

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Fundraising Results By the Numbers

“We decided to do a gala this year,” my former client was telling me.  “And our net profits are 10 times what our goal was.” That sounds fantastic, until I asked a few pertinent questions, starting with, “Is this new … Continue reading

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Fundraising Magic

Still waiting for that magic bullet?  That one thing that you’ll do that will bring in all the money?  That special thing that is keeping you from doing actual fundraising because, well, you know, you need so much more right … Continue reading

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