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Six Tips to Fundraise in Uncertain Times

  • On February 8, 2021
There’s always a bit of “wish and a prayer” in annual nonprofit revenue projections. (“We made $100k this year? Sure, we’ll be able to hit $125k next year.”)  But this year, wishes and prayers may be taking more of a starring role in the planning process, as uncertainty around COVID-19 restrictions continues. Here are six […]
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Is Your Nonprofit’s “Check Engine” Light on?

  • On August 28, 2019
Has the CHECK ENGINE light in your car ever come on? As car issues go, it can be pretty minor. It might require nothing more than adjustment of the gas cap. Or it might indicate that your car needs a significant repair! All you know is what you can see — that one warning light. […]
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Hey, That’s Pretty Cool.

  • On September 11, 2018
There’s a great new resource in Austin for nonprofits. (And we aren’t just saying that because we helped make it happen!)  Last year, consultants (like us) who serve Austin’s nonprofit community began meeting regularly. We learned quickly that there are a lot of us — and we cover a lot of ground. Some of us are […]
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3 Tips to Tax-Law-Proof Your Fundraising

  • On March 29, 2018
Are you making any changes to your fundraising plan in consideration of the new tax law? It’s tough to turn on a dime, we know. It’s hard to rethink your schedule, messages and tactics when no one is precisely sure what the ramifications will be.  We all want to believe that — tax law or […]
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Where the Money’s Coming From

  • On August 3, 2017
You’ve heard Tip O’Neill’s famous phrase “all politics is local.” Here’s the fundraising version: All giving is personal. The latest GivingUSA report on philanthropy in the US was released last month (here’s a digest infographic of the key findings, if you’re into that sort of thing), and it confirmed what many past reports have found: individual giving is […]
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