Month: November 2023

  • Tired of the same old, same old fundraising?

    A lot of fundraisers look at the messages they and others are sending out, and they just feel tired. “Why is our fundraising like that?” they ask. “Why so old-fashioned? Why so much like last year and every year?” I understand. Doing the same old thing year after year really does get old. You know…

  • Messy first drafts are great!

    Take a look at this page. It’s an early draft of chapter 5 of The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky. It’s a mess! The Brothers Karamazov is decidedly not a mess. It’s one of the greatest novels ever written. I urge you to read it. Every piece of effective writing goes through a “mess” stage.…

  • 5 easy ways to raise more money now

    Here’s a blog post from the Better Fundraising Blog that will help you raise more money on your next project: Top 5 Appeal Tips: The only good news in an appeal should be that the donor’s gift today will help. Future good news, not past. Yes, you have done and are doing great work. But…

  • Top 5 blog posts of the month

    Here are the 5 most-read Future Fundraising Now blog posts in the month of October: How verbs can power your fundraising writing Why it’s hard to raise funds for hospitals How to avoid donor complaints Engagement fundraising — how you raise the big bucks from the happiest donors [PODCAST] Donors love to rescue struggling nonprofits…