[News] Want a 3:1 ROI? Invest in Fundraising

Too often, those in the nonprofit sector see fundraising expenses as an unnecessary evil. We try to forget that it takes money to make money. When we look at it in business terms, the ROI we see from fundraising proves itself. Especially if we start to compare this against the likely return we’ll get from investing reserves in the stock market. Link to the full article provided below.  

Scroll down and you’ll see a full list of articles and posts to help stay up-to-date on trends and topics facing the nonprofit world.

What will you invest in this week?


Leadership

[NLN] Capital Campaign and Board Development Insight from Christine Harbeson | Bullock Consulting[NLN] Capital Campaign and Board Development Insight from Christine Harbeson | Bullock Consulting @kirstenbullock

In this episode of the Nonprofit Leaders Network, Christine Harbeson shares information about how she and her organization used a capital campaign to help increase board engagement (and of course raise money for a much-needed facility).

 

How Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners? | Beth’s BlogHow Can Nonprofits Become Agile Learners? | Beth’s Blog @Kanter

Agility is defined in the dictionary as light and graceful or as a project management approach, but this author defines agility as the ability for continuous learning and as a leadership competency in today’s complicated world. The leadership qualities she identifies are what many of us have been described as networked leadership:


Fundraising Planning

Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn’t Rely on the Overhead Ratio
– Nonprofit Hub @NPhub
Myth Busters: Why Donors Shouldn't Rely on the Overhead Ratio

If we want donors to stop looking just at overhead, we need to give them other things to look at. Both Charity Navigator and GuideStar are working to help paint a better picture of a nonprofit’s true impact.

 


Board Meeting Emergency Swipe File #2: Investment - AgitatorBoard Meeting Emergency Swipe File #2: Investment – Agitator @AgitatorEditors

Interested in a 3 to 1 ROI for your nonprofit? Invest in fundraising. There’s no question that the shortage of investment funds for fundraising is perceived as a principal barrier to growth. It’s certainly a reason offered in a lot of the comments and email fromAgitator readers over the years. The solution to this problem may lie within your organization itself. Many charities have significant reserves…

 


Fundraising Tactics

Build relationships with donors before asking them to sponsor your event | Donor Dreams BlogBuild relationships with donors before asking them to sponsor your event | Donor Dreams Blog @eanderson847

My neighbor owns and operates a home business, and last week he received a letter from a local non-profit organization asking him to sponsor a “no-show” event. Upon digesting the solicitation, he was upset…


The Little Words Mean the Most: Share this with every fundraiser you knowThe Little Words Mean the Most: Share this with every fundraiser you know @thattomahern

Tom Ahern shares this post from Ian MacQuillin: This is a fundraising office. Treasury of the voluntary sector. Engine Room of Change. We convert ideas into funds to achieve great impact… you stand on sacred ground. This is a fundraising office.

Included in the post is a link to a hi-res downloadable PDF you can print out and hang in your office.


Communications

12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From12 Nonprofit Call-to-Action Twitter Images to Study and Learn From @nonprofitorgs

It is true that tweets with images receive more engagement, but how much more engagement depends on the quality of the images and if they are properly sized for Twitter…

 

How to Get a Personalized Assessment of Your Website [Free Tool]How to Get a Personalized Assessment of Your Website [Free Tool] @HubSpot

Want to uncover optimisation opportunities for your website? Check out the new and improved Website Grader from HubSpot.

 


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