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.
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I’m in my 8th year of consulting. That’s much longer than I’ve stayed at any other job. Not surprising for a fundraiser—we stay, on average, for 16 months, then move on to greener pastures. Greener pastures is what I’ve been … Continue reading
Every so often I have a day where I have absolutely no meetings of any kind and no imminently looming deadlines. “Ahh,” I think. “Finally, a day when I can….” But what I seem to be able to do on … Continue reading
Many years ago I was the Director of Corporate Relations at a large, research university. My corporate contacts complained–sometimes bitterly–about the lack of timely follow up from the university. “Immediately,” they would say to me, “seems to mean sometime after … Continue reading
Christmas is over. The New Year is nigh. And aside from vowing that this year you won’t party too, too much, what New Year’s Resolutions are on your horizon? My big one is to work smarter, not harder. That—as my … Continue reading
We in the nonprofit world are always hearing from our for-profit friends and volunteers that we should run more like a business. Heck, I often say it—especially when confronted with a poorly run organization. But business, as we know, isn’t … Continue reading