Posts Tagged "corporations"

The Secret to Renewing Event Sponsors – Revealed!

Posted by on Apr 12, 2016 in Board Development, Communication, Donor Cultivation, Featured, Membership, Plans and Budgets, Staff Development, Uncategorized | Comments Off on The Secret to Renewing Event Sponsors – Revealed!

The Secret to Renewing Event Sponsors – Revealed!

If you are hosting a fundraising event this year that you have hosted before, you are probably in the position of “renewing” the support from your business and individual sponsors. If you have a very “mature event,” meaning one that has been repeated several times over, you are hopefully getting to the point where all of your event expenses are covered by sponsors – right? You are completely immune to the weather – right? So how do you secure sponsorship donations year after year? How do you “renew” them? There is a foolproof secret, and I’ll reveal it in a bit, but first, let’s revisit ten...

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Everything starts with Strategic Planning

Posted by on Jan 5, 2016 in Communication, Development Audit, Donor Cultivation, Featured, Foundations, Membership, Plans and Budgets, Staff Development, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Everything starts with Strategic Planning

Everything starts with Strategic Planning

Here’s Our Strategic Plan Goal #1: Save the World Goal #2: Raise as Much Money as Possible Goal #3: Be Good to Our People   Happy New Year! This means that 2015 is now history. What happened happened. It’s over. No amount of celebrating will ruin it, and no amount of wailing will change the outcome. The Year is dead! Long live the Year! Or something like that. On the other hand, 2016 yawns in front of us – essentially a blank canvas. If you’re like some non-profit fundraising leaders, you are busy building 2016 goals from 2015 results. We raised this much from our special event, so...

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Researching Foundation/Corporate Grants and Calendaring Due Dates

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Board Development, Donor Cultivation, Featured, Foundations, Plans and Budgets, Staff Development, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Researching Foundation/Corporate Grants and Calendaring Due Dates

Researching Foundation/Corporate Grants and Calendaring Due Dates

Let’s nominate April as “Foundation Month” – the month where you lay out all your plans for the next twelve months related to foundations and corporate foundations. So in April, you will be researching possible foundation prospects and/or recruiting volunteers to the task, reviewing your strategic and annual plans to identify potential grant request projects, contacting grant officers, and recording grant request due dates on a Grants Calendar. Fundraiser’s Almanac: March Spring Appeal Planning Editing Appeal Letters Print the First Renewal Letters Now Foundation/Corporate Due Dates Donor...

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