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
Change is hard. Most of us would rather stick with what and who we know even if that means that things aren’t optimal. But unless you are one of the lucky ones—an organization with unlimited prospects who all have huge … Continue reading
There are two immutable facts about fund raising. The first is that it is all about relationships. The second, which follows seamlessly on the first, is that your best prospect is an existing donor–if you have treatedthat donor well. A … Continue reading
Donor retention is (or should be) an area of great concern to most nonprofits. The average year-to-year retention rate according to most studies hovers around 50%. That is, half of an organization’s donors stay with them—and half go away. Even … Continue reading
Fundraising, as we all know, is all about relationships. Bonds with Board members, connection to your mission, past or present relationship with what your organization does—all are keys to creating donors from prospects and prospects from strangers. Too often, however, … Continue reading