I’m Founding A Nonprofit: Should I Pay Myself?

Some leaders want to get their organization off the ground, demonstrate impact, and validate their worth without draining resources during the critical early stages. Others may believe that the organization’s ultimate success (and their ultimate payoff) will increase if they hold off and leverage all resources toward growth.

But sometimes even after an organization has stabilized, founders take no funds or […]

It’s Time for Us Nonprofit Professionals To Take A Break!

My fellow nonprofit professionals, I hope you are reading this from home, because I am calling for our sector to take a long and much needed break. If you are at the office, I want you to put down your pen, save your files, turn off your computer, and take a deep breath. Listen to me: You need to rest […]

How To Prepare For A Fundraising Lunch

You have a lunch appointment with a prospective donor, but how do you make sure it’s a success?

 

While you can’t make your prospect’s decision for them, following this fundraising lunch checklist will help them be as open as possible to contributing to your nonprofit:

Know the prospect:
Take some time to do your research. Figure out who the person is, what motivates […]