Your non-profit’s newsletters (both e-mail and snail mail) can provide a powerful boost to your fundraising efforts… or they can bore your donors and be a hassle for your staff. Great newsletters can become a profitable prospecting tool for your organization and help you raise tens of thousands of dollars… or you can skip newsletters altogether (like many non-profits) and […]
Year-end fundraising is a bountiful time in the life of the nonprofit. Giving Tuesday and holiday-themed asks are just the beginning of the strategies that nonprofits employ for the end-of-year season. But many of these practices are too beneficial to reserve for the end of the year alone. Show More Summary
Another day, another anti-Trump beer from a Chicago brewery. To mark Inauguration Day, a pale ale from Illuminated Brew Works called Trumpty Dumpty will be tapped at The Green Lady (3328 N. Lincoln Ave.), a Northside bar that has already expressed its displeasure with the new president. The beer...
NextProtein, a French-Tunisian agri-tech startup, specialised in producing animal feed from insect larvae has received €1.3 million in fundraising.
When Donald J. Trump takes the oath of office on Friday morning and becomes the 45th president of the United States, the pomp and circumstance surrounding him will have been the result of a whirlwind of planning and fundraising. This...Show More Summary
Email is still gold. And the shift from quantity […]
A veteran Republican fundraiser to get plum post.
It’s not often people fundraise and have to figure out what to do with the extra money. But artists Shepard Fairey, Jessica Sabogal and Ernesto Yerena – Fairey is the … Click to Continue »
The most important thing you can learn about fundraising -- the one thing that can make the difference between mediocrity and big-time success -- it's this: It's not about you. It's about your donor! It's so easy to talk about how great our organization is... Show More Summary
Veteran forward Robinho has been called back into Brazil's national team for Wednesday's friendly against Colombia _ a match that will raise funds for the families of the victims of the Chapecoense team air crash
Justin Timberlake sang it for a Haiti earthquake-relief fundraiser. Pentatonix put it on their Christmas album. Red Sox fans listened to it at the first game after the Boston Marathon bombing. Makes sense: the song's called "Hallelujah," after all.
The band's controversial decision to perform at the inauguration isn't slowing its fundraising.
In a good week to bury bad news, the New York Philharmonic has been shedding key staff. Ed Yim, v-p of artists planning, quit yesterday for a better job. Today, the orchestra’s head fundraiser, Lisa Mantone, found her way to the exit. Lisa was Vice President for Advancement and Communications. She had only been in the post […]
Here's another truth from Roy H. Williams' MondayMorningMemo that's not at all aimed at fundraising, but speaks a great truth that can help you be a much better fundraiser. How to Win BIG if You're a Millennial: Bad ads are about you, your company, your product, your service. Show More Summary
We’ve raised $10,425 for Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières), an initiative that wouldn’t be possible without all of your participation. More than 50 of you submitted prizes for the fundraiser that drew people from all over the world and generated such an impressive sum. Thank you for all of your generosity! Now, I have the […]
New Enterprise Associates, one of the venture capital industry’s leading fundraisers, wants to raise $3 billion in what would be the largest single venture fund raised since 2007, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This is NEA’s sixth fund of more than $2 billion. The Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C.-area firm […]
I know, I know … what an impossibly broad question. What I’m really fishing for is some great fundraising success stories … examples of where use of social media has yielded real, measurable dollars. I’m moved to ask because of the question posed yesterday by Cindy Courtier’s Comment to my post on retention. She asked […]
HP Enterprise has bought SimpliVity, a Massachussetts-based storage startup, for $650 million in cash. At the time of SimpliVity's last fundraising, in March 2015, the company had declared that it was valued at " more than $1 billion."...Show More Summary
SkyBridge Capital, the investment firm founded by incoming White House adviser Anthony Scaramucci, agreed to sell a majority stake to HNA Capital U.S., which is controlled by Chinese billionaire Chen... To view the full story, click the title link.
What exactly is "donor love"? For some, it's just an attitude. For others, it means doing fundraising you like on the mistaken assumption that donors are carbon copies of you. If you're serious about fundraising, donor love is a series...Show More Summary