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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Today, in the Chronicle of Philanthropy a report on a study by GuideStar, Oliver Wyman and SeaChange Capital Partners called “the Financial Health of the United States Nonprofit Sector pointed out that half of US charities are on the financial … Continue reading
Cultivation. The steps you take to turn a prospect into a donor. These steps can range from sending someone a newsletter to a face-to-face visit and all manner of things in between. The trick, particular for larger annual or major … Continue reading
My client tells me we will have to reschedule our meeting until after the gala—four months from now! Our work, to grow their individual major gift program is one she seems to think can go on the shelf. That in … Continue reading
Regularly, I am reminded why I call this blog “Too Busy to Fundraise.” Because you are. Or, more truthfully, you think you are. And so does everyone else at your organization. Not think that YOU are too busy, but that … Continue reading