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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Words are critically important in fundraising. They must inspire, excite, and educate. Just as no one wants to give to a mission they don’t understand, they are not likely to giveto something that is “pretty good,” or one that does “an … Continue reading
The other night I was the speaker at a Junior League general membership meeting. My topic was about the fundraising ask. But even before I got up to talk, one of the members gave the best workshop on why asking … Continue reading
At a conference recently, a colleague noted that people engaged in fundraising don’t ask enough. I demurred. I think they do ask—but not always appropriately. What is missing is cultivation. The dictionary definition of cultivation is : To promote or … Continue reading
The organization had a plan—to meet the small challenge grant a board member gave, they were going to target the donors on their mailing list. They also thought that crowdfunding would be a great idea, as would peer-to-peer asks. … Continue reading
You know this: Successful fundraising is about building relationships. And the best relationships are those between peers. That’s why volunteers are so critical to fund development and why organizations where Board members are partners in the development process are the … Continue reading