Maeve Strathy, Blogger on 101 Fundraising
• October 16, 2017
You (a fundraiser) go into a meeting with marketing and they have a BIG IDEA. It’s a good one.
And then they say, “You can fundraise with this, right?”
This is not what we would call integration of marketing and fundraising – not at all. Sometimes trying to get marketing and …
• October 24, 2016
As I’m writing this, I’m sitting in my pajamas, slowly adjusting back to Eastern Standard Time after a week in the Netherlands.
I just had the incredible honour of attending the International Fundraising Congress (IFC) in Noordwijk. Not only that, I had the further honour of attending as one of IFC’s …
• March 17, 2016
You’re in a meeting with a donor. So you’ve done the hardest part already: you got the meeting. This donor really wanted to meet with you and she actually invited you to her home!
You’re in her kitchen, drinking tea and getting to know each other. You find out what …
• December 3, 2015
It’s the busiest time of the fundraising year.
We’re leveraging the giving spirit of the holiday season and the tax benefits of the end of the calendar year, and we’ve got appeals and asks coming out the wazoo.
Sure, we’ve got the holiday break ahead of us like a carrot in front …
• May 26, 2015
If you knew there was a pile of money that people wanted to give to you that you weren’t getting, wouldn’t you commit some time and energy to getting it?
Yes, fundraisers, I know you would.
Enter intermediate donors… leadership donors… “the muddle in the middle”. Whatever you call them, mid-level donors …
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