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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She had been in her job—one she loved and did well—for a number of years. It was time, she thought, to improve her work status. She applied for, and eventually got, a job with a better title and a nice … Continue reading
Talk long enough to anyone in the nonprofit sector, and you are likely to find a measure of discontent; a sense that things aren’t, somehow, what we hoped they would be. I don’t actually think that this much different than … Continue reading
I’m in my 8th year of consulting. That’s much longer than I’ve stayed at any other job. Not surprising for a fundraiser—we stay, on average, for 16 months, then move on to greener pastures. Greener pastures is what I’ve been … Continue reading
In the last several weeks, I’ve gotten panicky calls from Executive and Development Directors who have just been or on the verge of being fired. That’s not unusual. Ours is a volatile business and all talk of sustainability and stability … Continue reading
I work primarily with nonprofits, primarily in the area of fundraising. Much of my work is with development directors, and—as the typical development professional changes jobs every 18 months—the people I work with are often looking for a new job. … Continue reading