https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlfaLdLM0Jw&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=10 Do you aspire to have a board that embraces fundraising? Many CEOs and development professionals do that sort of daydreaming…if only our board stepped up and loved fundraising!!! What if you introduced the concept of a Culture of Philanthropy … [Read more...] about Want Your Board to Embrace Fundraising? Create a Culture of Philanthropy Committee!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNq6mV1ID1Y&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=8 Setting Up a Donor Discovery Meeting to Build a Transformational Fundraising Program In this series of three blogs, I explore how to enhance your donor program in order to be more aligned with Transformational Fundraising. I share about what we’ve … [Read more...] about The Donor Discovery Meeting – A Key Step in Transformational Fundraising
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_HMX08NHM0w&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=7 Easy Ways to Provide Transformational Experiences for Your Donors In this series of three blogs on Shifting from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising, I explore how to enhance your donor program in order to be more aligned with … [Read more...] about Transformational Experiences for Deep Donor Partnerships
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYf9VW3Vzqk&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM&index=6 Why Shift from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising? Do you want a robust and healthy collection of donors who support your organization’s mission? When you shift from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising, your agency will be on a … [Read more...] about Shifting from Transactional to Transformational Fundraising
How to Engineer a Culture of Philanthropy I’ve been asked a number of times about the difficulty in making culture change. It seems so abstract! How can you actually change the culture? In my book, Choose Abundance, I suggest that if you want to engineer a Culture of Philanthropy you have to first identify what your current default culture is. … [Read more...] about Is it Possible to Actually Engineer a Culture of Philanthropy?
https://youtu.be/m4nvbrYPG7M As we explore this idea of a Culture of Philanthropy, it’s important to talk about exactly what we mean when we say the word ‘philanthropy’. What comes to mind for many is the notion of the 1% - super wealthy individuals. While individuals with an abundance of money are welcome to be part of the philanthropic party, … [Read more...] about What do we mean by Philanthropy?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yd4lm5uurKU&list=PL9mtQ5X41oSgBJRGSuG7TmlYjOCOjIGkM What if there was an instruction manual for building a Culture of Philanthropy? What if you could remove the blocks your organization encounters in fund-raising and community engagement? Now we are announcing Choose Abundance: Powerful Fundraising for … [Read more...] about Choose Abundance Annoucement: Breaking News at Rainmaker Consulting
As a crazy year ends, many of us are ready to draw a line in the sand, say adios to 2020 and let bygones be bygones. However, we’d be missing a great opportunity at our organizations if we simply walked away from 2020 without looking back and intentionally extracting nuggets of insight and possibility. And since we don’t exactly know what 2021 … [Read more...] about Welcome 2021: first a look back to see what was possible with what was ‘seemingly’ impossible!
What would it take to have funding “magically” appear for your organization? Check out this story that a development friend shared with me. She worked for a large museum that had just embarked upon a $75 million capital campaign. As part of the training, the development department presented the organizational “story” of why it was so critical to … [Read more...] about Have Fundraising Success Feel Like Magic
For those of you deeply engaged in running organizations in Covid19 times, the new normal is still new and far from normal. The following describes how one of our client groups faced their annual spring fundraising appeal. It will resonate with the many discussions your team has had recently as all nonprofits struggle with a changing world. What … [Read more...] about Good News in the World of Fundraising- Mid Covid-19