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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.

Stupid Stewardship Steps

This morning, as I was trying to think of something to blog about, I got the following email (with names redacted): The subject line was Information about your 2016 donation to (our organization) The email itself went on to say:  … Continue reading

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How NOT to Engage Your Donors

My daughter is 41 years old.  In 7th and 8th grade she went to a private school that turned out to be the only school in her educational career that she enjoyed.  After she moved on to high school, I … Continue reading

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Involve and Engage Your Supporters

If there is one immutable fact about fundraising it is that the more you involve your prospects and donors, the more likely it is that prospects will become donors and donors will continue to support your organization and cause. Given … Continue reading

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Five Reasons Your Fundraising Is Failing

You never ask!  This, above all, is the single most important reason fundraising fails.  As my father always told me:  If you don’t ask, you don’t get.  But do make sure that you are asking appropriately.  Which leads us to … Continue reading

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Make It As Easy to Stop a Monthly Gift as It Should Be to Start One

Monthly giving is becoming more and more popular for a whole lot of reasons: Donors can easily give larger amounts over a longer period than they might be able to in one fell swoop Monthly gifts help to level revenue … Continue reading

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