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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.

Getting Closer to Your Prospects and Donors

It’s that time of the year when we tend to reflect about what has and hasn’t occurred in the past 12 months.  A time to consider what you’ve done; what worked, what didn’t.  And what you haven’t done.  And what … Continue reading

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Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday, according to organizers, raised 27% more this year than last.  Sounds like a good thing.  Or, on second thought, maybe not.  Then again, maybe it is just a thing with no real relevance at all. But wait, $380 … Continue reading

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Keeping Track

Many, many years ago, my first husband bought one of the first models of the IBM PC, hooked it to a modem, and waited for it to do something.  Which, of course, it didn’t.  I often think of that as … Continue reading

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End of the Year Fundraising

It’s almost Thanksgiving. Will you be able to give thanks that your end of year campaign has already been launched or ready to go?  Or will you be panicking that (once again) a great opportunity is being lost? Whether it is … Continue reading

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Inspiring, Fundraising Words

Words are critically important in fundraising.  They must inspire, excite, and educate. Just as no one wants to give to a mission they don’t understand, they are not likely to giveto something that is “pretty good,” or one that does “an … Continue reading

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