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.
Category Archives: cultivation
At a conference recently, a colleague noted that people engaged in fundraising don’t ask enough. I demurred. I think they do ask—but not always appropriately. What is missing is cultivation. The dictionary definition of cultivation is : To promote or … Continue reading
One of my guilty pleasures is reading the daily horoscope—mine, my husband’s, my kids, my grandkids. Usually I just feel silly wasting time; sometimes something strikes me as (almost) profound. The other day, my husband’s said “You may find yourself … Continue reading
When I first began facilitating trainings, my audience–like me–were mostly boomers. Learning, we believed, came from lectures given by experts. And, I confess, I loved being the expert. At first I followed the time honored procedure: lecture then time for … Continue reading
In my family, my husband and I each make our own philanthropic decisions. I suppose, were one of us to decide on a rather more significant gift that usual, we would discuss this with each other, but maybe not. How … Continue reading