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.
Tag Archives: cultivation
As someone who does a lot of training, I appreciate the importance of making sure that my audience is hearing what I think I am saying. One way to ensure that is to regularly define my terms. Fundraising, like all … Continue reading
Cultivation. The steps we take to move a prospect toward being a donor (always remembering that the best prospect is an existing donor!). When I ask new clients or participants in my workshops how they currently cultivate their donors, I … Continue reading
When I meet people who work at nonprofits—and, as a nonprofit consultant, most of the people I meet work at nonprofits—they generally describe their organizations by telling me about their programming and giving me a blow-by-blow account of what happens … Continue reading
You never ask! This, above all, is the single most important reason fundraising fails. As my father always told me: If you don’t ask, you don’t get. But do make sure that you are asking appropriately. Which leads us to … Continue reading