Too Busy To Fundraise
Too Busy To Fundraise, a blog from Janet Levine Consulting, offers insights and information on fundraising, marketing and communications for every one who needs to raise funds for a nonprofit organization.
For over thirty years, Janet Levine has served the nonprofit sector, helping organizations to increase their fundraising capacity and create stronger boards. Starting in 1988 as Director of Corporate Relations for USC’s Engineering School, Janet worked as a front line fundraiser, ultimately becoming VP of Advancement at a public university. In 2007, Janet opened her consulting business. Her many clients have ranged from large to small, representing all areas of the sector. Janet Levine Consulting prides itself on taking nonprofits “from mired to inspired,” better able to fulfill their missions.
In addition to her consulting and coaching practice, Janet is a much sought after presenter at conferences, a regular trainer for such organizations as the Center for Nonprofit Management, Academy Go, and the The Nonprofit Partnership. She teaches three online classes for Ed2Go and has been on the faculty at UCLA’s fundraising certificate program.
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What part of fundraising does not make sense? It is the things you do to raise funds for your fabulous organization so it can do the important things it does. It should be something you are proud to do; something … Continue reading
The man was defensive. “I wouldn’t serve on a board,” he told me, “if I was told it was dependent on my making a gift of a certain size. It would make me feel like an ATM and that the only … Continue reading
My parents generation—the so-called “greatest” generation—trusted nonprofits. Theybelieved that not only did they do good works, but they did them well. But from Boomers to Millennials, that trust seems to have gone out the window. According to a 2015 study … Continue reading
Two months ago, I broke my wrist. My right wrist, and yes, I am right-handed. I won’t go into the gory details of trying to avoid surgery, having surgery, casts, discomfort, the joy and pain of not being able to … Continue reading