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: marketing
It’s that time and my mailbox—both actual and electronic—is filling with annual reports. I’m always of several minds about these, but that is for a different blog. This one is about the way nonprofits often report their expenses and revenues … Continue reading
We were travelling on the Docklands Light Rail. The sign above the door exhorted passengers to make the DLR “faster, cleaner, safer.” “That seems wrong,” I commented to my husband. “Now I’m thinking that the DLR is somehow slow, dirty … Continue reading
Years ago, I was an insurance agent (now you know why I think fundraising is fun). I didn’t love the insurance aspect, but I did love all the sales training we got. One of the things that was constantly drilled … Continue reading
It’s true—to steal a line from the late Rodney Dangerfield—that fundraisers don’t get no respect. Especially internally in their own organizations. Too often, the very people whose work we are working hard to support, are the ones who (honestly) don’t … Continue reading