Month: January 2023

  • Top fundraising blogs for 2023

    I follow a lot of nonprofit blogs. A lot. These are my favorite active, go-to sources that can help you be a better fundraiser: A Direct Solution The Agitator The Better Fundraising Blog Bloomerang Blog Culture for Hire Fired Up Fundraising Get Fully Funded Blog Joan Garry Hands-on Fundraising Heroic Fundraising Kivi’s Nonprofit Marketing Guide…

  • Partners, not parents: How you relate to your donors

    Your donors are not your parents. They are your partners. This is a critical distinction that all fundraisers should keep in mind, because it’s easy for some to slip into a child-parent relationship with donors (especially large donors) — and the outcome is always bad. Sometimes disastrous. Listen to this short account at the Grow…

  • Is AI coming to get your fundraising job?

    To hear some people, it seems like Artificial Intelligence (AI, probably pronounced “Aiyeee!”) is a big robot, stalking us all, ready to take our jobs and turn us out into the cold. So I asked AI (at Chat GPT, a free tool set up to answer questions) if it’s after my job. Here’s what AI…

  • Top 10 blog posts of 2022 (with working links!)

    Yesterday, I posted the most-read links from this blog in 2022. Unfortunately, many of the links were broken because of typos in the HTML. Here’s a working version of the list. Apologies! Why fundraisers love boring envelopes When your fundraising story is not story at all The 2 times your direct mail envelope should give…

  • Top 10 blog posts of 2022

    Want to read the posts on this blogs that attracted the most readers in the last year? Here they are: Why fundraisers love boring envelopes When your fundraising story is not story at all The 2 times your direct mail envelope should give it all away Fundraising Is Beautiful 101: the basics of great fundraising…