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: grantwriting
We (my co-teacher Bo Morton and I) in the process of rewriting my over a decade-old online grants class, and it’s interesting to think about what has changed—and what has not. Back then, everything was done on paper. Paid subscription … Continue reading
Many of my clients have one-person development offices. If they are lucky, that means that there is a development director and maybe a (often part time) assistant. If they are not, that means that the CEO is also the development … Continue reading
Working with many different nonprofit organizations as I do, I get to see a wide range of development director jobs. Mostly, when I read the job description or talk to the person in the job, I can only shake my … Continue reading
Fundraising. To many people it is the simple act of asking someone else for money. Well, maybe not so simple to do, but simple in concept. And yet, just asking, while important, can—if not done right—be exactly the wrong thing … Continue reading
Just because your organization exists and does good, important—sometimes critical—work should be enough to convince a funder that your program deserves support. Right? Wrong. Beyond the obvious of having to meet the current interest areas of a funder, your program … Continue reading