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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 http://courses.lmlearningstation.com/. 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.

Stop Being a Sick Nonprofit

For the past several days, I’ve been sick with either a cold or allergies.  In any case, I can do what I need to do, but doing new things defeats me.  And moving to a new spot?  That causes coughing … Continue reading

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Your Likely Largest Donor

The biggest charitable gift I was ever involved with cam from a gentleman who, prior to the multi-million dollar donation, never gave more than a $35 annual gift.  I reached out to him, not because I thought he had money … Continue reading

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How to Improve Your Donor Acquisition & Retention Plans with Modern Fundraising Tools

  TOO BUSY TO FUNDRAISE is happy to introduce guest blogger, Zach Hagopian.  He is the co-founder and COO of Accelevents, a mobile fundraising platform that enhances silent auctions and raffles through online and text-message bidding.  An active member in the … Continue reading

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The Right Attitude

It was a story within a larger story about people who started new careers late in life.  The woman was in her 80s or 90s and her nephew or grandson asked her why she was working so hard. “I’m worried … Continue reading

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Right-Sizing Your Board

Boards.  For a small nonprofit, recruiting the right board members may be the hardest chore.  Harder even than fundraising. So much time is spent on finding 15-20 good board members. Board members with affluence and influence.  Those who can open … Continue reading

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