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: prospecting
A reader asked if I have “new strategies to take lists of people I have that I know are interested in our type of nonprofit but I don’t have a referral or a direct connection….But I do have a really … Continue reading
There are approximately 1.4 million nonprofits in the US, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, and fewer than 50,000 or so use any type of professional fundraising and constituent relationship management (CRM) software. I don’t remember where I … Continue reading
In the larger conversation about fundraising, the most important element is often overlooked. No, it’s not how do I make an ask, it’s who are we bringing to the table. Board members, understandably, don’t want to focus on their friends. … 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