Today I’ve got my looking forward into 2015 edition with some ideas as you’re continuing to make your plans (aka New Year’s resolutions) to get you off on the right foot and assure you blast through your 2015 goals and objectives (I know, it usually comes on Friday, but I was playing hooky last week). I’ve also got some of the best posts from around the web that you may have overlooked last year.
Plus don’t miss the announcement of 40+ FREE nonprofit webinars at the end!
Before we begin, please accept my personal best wishes for a year ahead that brings many blessings, both to you and your nonprofit. May you wish upon a star… and have anything your heart desires come true for you.
Click-It: Finding the Right Donor Database for Your Nonprofit. Whatever size your nonprofit – small, medium or large – you’ll find some great suggestions in this Nonprofit Hub article by Lyndsey Hrabik. Did you know that 77% of donors leave due to lack of communication? The right database can make this task a lot easier. Check it out!
Best Social Media for Nonprofits Posts
Click-It: 5 Best ‘social media for nonprofit fundraising’ Blog Posts of 2014 come from Miratel Solutions. They are all related to using social media to help boost your fundraising. If that’s on your list of objectives for 2015, then check these out.
Click-It: Your 12 Point Content Marketing Strategy (Part 1 of 4). Since I really, truly want you to focus on content marketing this year, I’m sending you over to Stan Smith of Pushing Social for a brilliant 4-part series. He doesn’t write solely for nonprofits, but much of what he says is directly applicable to nonprofit work. He is one of the best and the brightest minds on this subject, so read and heed.
The Role of Development vs. E.D.
Click-It: The Wisest Words Ever Uttered by a Non-Profit CEO are shared by Richard Perry and Jeff Schreifels of the Veritus Group. You will want to go work for Curtis Monk, CEO of the Richmond, VA PBS station after reading this post. Next best thing? Share this post with everyone you know. This is powerful stuff!
Click-it: 10 New Year’s Resolutions for Nonprofit Board Members in Fundraising Success shares Gail Perry’s annual list of what it takes to be an effective board leader. If strengthening your board and making board service for your organization more fulfilling are on your list of “to-do’s” this year, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a more helpful resource.
Free Webinars This Week
Click-It: Grow Your Major Gifts: Then Don’t Let Them Wither on the Vine — Learn to Make Dynamic ‘Moves’ and Passionate ‘Asks’ is a free webinar I’m offering with 4GOOD this Wednesday, January 7th. Register here!
Click-It: The Fundraising Summit starts today and runs all week offering 40+ different webinars. IT’S ALL FREE if you register now! (After this week there’s a fee). You’ll get access to instruction and inspiration from the world’s best speakers. I’m especially pleased to be offering my free “Anatomy of a Successful Fundraising Offer” webinar. Remember: Sessions are free, but only for 24 hours. So check out your favorites, register today and get these sessions on your calendar!
Winning Major Gifts Strategies is Back!
My most successful E-Course last year is back by popular demand. More info will be coming your way tomorrow, but if you missed last year’s course you may want to get a head start here as registration slots this year will be strictly limited. Why? I almost killed myself last year trying to respond to folks emails during the 6 weeks the course was going on. Rather than spread myself that thin again, I prefer to set a few boundaries. So… get registered NOW for this year’s class. Someone will get those coveted spots, and it might as well be you! I promise you’ll love it.
Photo: Flickr, Isaac Torronterra