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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.

The Major Gift Conundrum

In fundraising, we tend to talk about “annual” and “major gifts” as if they are totally separate entities.  And sometimes they are.  Small gifts that people give year after year after year are clearly “annual” and no one confused them … Continue reading

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Getting It Right

Successful fundraising is a matter of getting a lot of things right.  Having the right person asking the right prospect for the right project at the right amount at the right time. This is true regardless of what kind of … Continue reading

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So You Want to Be A Nonprofit Consultant

Every year, thousands of people lose their jobs, get bored with what they are doing, get passed over for a promotion, and decide that pfft, I’m going to hang out my shingle and become a nonprofit consultant. And why not?  … Continue reading

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Hiring the Right Fundraising Staff

Because so many of my clients are looking to hire fundraising staff, I’ve spent quite a bit of time reviewing job descriptions.  And it is no wonder that bad hires happen. Fundraising is not monolithic, and it doesn’t proceed neatly … Continue reading

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It’s In the Stars

One of my guilty pleasures is reading the newspaper horoscope column, checking out what is in store for me, my husband and my (adult) children.  Today, my daughter’s said, ‘without a destination, you’ll do a lot of moving but feel … Continue reading

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