Receiving a “no” can be discouraging to nonprofit leaders trying to raise funds, but it doesn’t have to be. Here are some top tips for overcoming “no.”
Overcome Your Fear of Asking
If you want to be a successful nonprofit leader and fundraiser, you must overcome your fear of asking for a donation and help others overcome their fear. Here are some ways to do that.
Top 10 SparkNonprofit Blog Posts of 2022
Before we get too far into 2023, I thought it would be a useful exercise to take a look at what were the most-visited blog posts on SparkNonprofit last year. The results were interesting and humbling. And in one case, a bit surprising.
Celebrating SparkNonprofit’s Lucky Seven Anniversary
I only work with nonprofits. I’ve spent my whole three-decade career in the nonprofit world. This is where my heart is. Seven years ago, on May 22, 2015, I officially formed SparkNonprofit to develop fundraising strategies so nonprofits raise more money and...
Five Things I’ve Never Said to a Client
My consulting work offers a new challenge every week. In addition to leading my clients through capital, endowment, and planned giving campaigns, I conduct board education sessions about fundraising. I also coach CEOs and high-performing leaders so they can achieve...
From Fundraising to Coaching: What’s My Why
I thought I’d share a little more about me and what drove me to pursue a career in nonprofit fundraising, become a consultant on my client’s capital campaigns, and now offer a new way to help busy nonprofit professionals: coaching. Why did I get into nonprofit...
You Won’t Always Get a Yes
Here I am, trying to fling a new thing out into the world: my coaching business. I love coaching. I love getting to know people. I love hearing their story, what challenges them, what brings them joy, what goals they’re working toward, what’s tripping them up...