Many people think of it like used car sales. Others feel it borders on inappropriate to talk to people about money. The anxiety can cause someone to promise and then not deliver (read: chicken out.)
But development is not “sales.” It’s about relationships. About creating them, building them, and sustaining them. It’s about meeting people and sharing your enthusiasm about your organization’s work and seeing if your enthusiasm ignites them. It either will or it won’t. But you won’t know until you ask.
Development is also necessary. So here are some tips and tricks.
The Perfect Fundraising Plan
- Elements of the Perfect Fundraising Plan
- How to Forecast Development Revenue
- A Great Development Plan Must Be Specific
- How to Acquire New Donors
- Time to Get More Creative With Your Fundraising?
- The Perfect Fundraising Lunch
- How to Increase Your Special Event Revenue
- The 10 Things You Need To Do To Fundraise Effectively
- How to Make a Big, Fat Fundraising Ask
- How to Raise Serious Money For Your Nonprofit In the Next 30 Days
- How to Make Your Donors Feel Like a Million Bucks
- Time For Your Annual Fundraising Checkup!
Getting Over Your Development Anxiety
- The 5 Big Fat Development Mistakes You Need To Stop Making Right Now
- Worst Case Scenarios: Asking For Money
- If a 17 Year Old Can Fundraise, So Can You!
- Help! My Executive Director Hates To Fundraise!
- Increase Online Donations in Four Steps
- An Easy Way to Build Your Email List
- 3 Ways to Raise More Money Online
Development and Your Board
- What Makes a Great Board Fundraising Committee
- To Raise More Money, Recruit a Bigger Board (and Fast)
- How to Convince Your Board to Fundraise
- The Relationship Every Development Director Needs
- A Crazy Simple Trick to Help Your Board Fundraise
Your Career In Development
- How to Recognize a Top Fundraiser
- Interview Questions for Development Directors
- What Development Directors Should Say In An Interview
- Before You Fire Your Development Director
- How to Hire a Great Fundraiser
- Your First 30 Days As a New Development Director
- When Should You Hire Your First Development Director?
- Fundraising Career Advice: What I Wish I Knew Then