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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My parents generation—the so-called “greatest” generation—trusted nonprofits. Theybelieved that not only did they do good works, but they did them well. But from Boomers to Millennials, that trust seems to have gone out the window. According to a 2015 study … Continue reading
You know this. Sixty percent of the donors who make a first-time gift to your organization, never make a second. And every year thereafter, about 35% of your donors stop giving to you. There appears to be two typical responses … Continue reading
We talk a lot about the different kinds of fundraising and different kind of donors: Annual, Major, Planned Giving and Planned Givers We divide this up and in larger shops, have directors and associate directors of….but truth to tell, … Continue reading
This morning, as I was trying to think of something to blog about, I got the following email (with names redacted): The subject line was Information about your 2016 donation to (our organization) The email itself went on to say: … Continue reading
Typically, I don’t think much about the companies/stores/ vendors with whom I do business. Unless they really antagonize me. Or are especially wonderful to work with. Waterfield Designs is one such company. Free Conference Call is another. SFBags I just love … Continue reading