Managing Money With Mission

Planning a Capital Campaign for Your Nonprofit

At some point, many nonprofits require a targeted campaign to raise funds for a specific project, usually for a building construction or remodeling project. There is enormous effort that goes into a capital campaign which may span several years as the organization raises millions of dollars. While planning such a large-scale campaign may seem daunting,… Continue Reading

Handling Nonprofit Donor Complaints

The fear is always there: the fear of complaints from donors. It will eventually happen to your nonprofit if it has not happened yet. For those who have experienced donor complaints, the fear of a re-occurrence sometimes never subsides. The good news is that you do not need to keep that fear with you constantly… Continue Reading

Philanthropic Passion: Choosing a Nonprofit

Giving to others is part of human nature. We all want to support others because giving is about “making a difference.” Companies receive donation requests from multiple nonprofits monthly and for some companies the act of giving simply becomes habit. They write checks to the same nonprofit year after year without having a true passion… Continue Reading

Your Nonprofit and Reserve Funds

Since it is perfectly acceptable for a nonprofit to make a profit throughout the course of a year, the question often asked is, “how much should be left in reserves?” The answer is tricky. Having excess reserves can limit your donors’ willingness to give and having too little could cause your nonprofit to struggle operationally… Continue Reading

Breakfast with Benefits May 2019: Donor Retention

Effective Ways to Cultivate and Maintain Strong Donor Relationships As nonprofit professionals, we know that keeping our current donors is important to achieving our organization’s mission and financial goals. In fact, it often costs five times more ton find new donors vs. retaining the donors you have! In this session we will look at what… Continue Reading