We’d like to invite you to participate in a brand-new research project we are calling The Nonprofit Fundraising Executive Benchmark Study. The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is working in partnership with NextAfter, the premier online fundraising research lab, to reach more people, acquire more donors and raise more money to fund your world-changing work. This … Continue Reading
How Your Nonprofit Can Increase Donations by Ignoring Competitive Impulses and Increasing Your Organizational Trustworthiness
Is there competition between nonprofits? Probably, even if it is not head-to-head competition. Here’s why: The number of nonprofit organizations increases daily. Charitable donations by individuals are declining as the number of givers. Major donor giving has stalled and the number of givers is shrinking. In short, more nonprofits are seeking funds, less money is … Continue Reading
The Good News is Your Nonprofit Achieved 100% Accuracy on Your Reporting. The Bad News is You Have Been Measuring the Wrong Things.
Business leader and philanthropist Bill Gates said, “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” Thought provoking, isn’t it? I wonder what questions the founder of the largest software company and largest private foundation in the world would ask your nonprofit (or the one you fund). … Continue Reading
Would you continue patronizing an incompetent tax preparer, below average restaurant or inept dry cleaners? Probably not. Can you imagine hearing “Would you like that Armani suit hung and burned or folded and lost?” We’d be out the door and fast. Now, what about that nonprofit you donate to? You know, the charity you really, … Continue Reading
When a book about Nonprofit best practices by one of our Recognized Experts hits #1 on an Amazon’s Best Seller list, it’s worth celebrating. The book is 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How to Avoid Them, by Andrew Olsen, CFRE and friends. This book is brimming with fundraising best practices and helpful instruction to remedy 101 … Continue Reading