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: major gifts
Capital campaigns tend to bring out the best in fundraising—large gifts for important projects. It works because campaigns are, or should be, time-limited activities using a variety of techniques to raise funds for a specific project. When that is the … Continue reading
Getting a major gift is typically the results of a carefully planned and orchestrated series of moves or touches that brings the prospect closer to the organization. Different prospects start at different points—some are already committed to the organization and … Continue reading
We were talking about planned giving as a way that some donors could make larger gifts without negatively impacting their families or their current lifestyle. Some of the people on the development committee were really against the idea of allowing … Continue reading
Eons ago, a friend was the Development Director at a large performing arts organization. Most their major gift fundraising happened around very social events: dinners before performances, drinks at intermission, private parties at the donors’ homes where the talent performed. … Continue reading