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: donors
When I meet people who work at nonprofits—and, as a nonprofit consultant, most of the people I meet work at nonprofits—they generally describe their organizations by telling me about their programming and giving me a blow-by-blow account of what happens … Continue reading
“We don’t,” the potential client said, “have individuals who will fund us. ” “Really? Why do you say that?” “Well,” she answered, “the people we serve are poor, as is the community in which we are located.” “OK. So what … Continue reading
One of the really irritating interview questions that development often have to endure is the one that asks how many donors will the candidate bring with her. The answer, of course, is none, for donors–cultivated and stewarded correctly–belong to the … Continue reading
Lately, all my workshops are about donor development. It’s what much of my consulting focuses on also. How can we turn a prospect into a donor? But first, there needs to be clarity on what –or more accurately, who—is a … Continue reading