My husband carried in a stack of letters on Black Friday proclaiming, “Looks like that time of year. All of these organizations want our money.” As a professional fundraiser, I always enjoy opening these pieces and picking apart the components that work (or don’t) to use as examples with the nonprofit groups we assist. Of [...]
Archive for November, 2011
It was a day that had been long awaited. As the Star Spangled Banner played softly from the St. Louis Park High School athletic field down the block, prayers were offered by Rabbi Kravitz and Reverend Allick. Campaign Co-Chairs Elissa Heilicher and Camille Schroeder were thanked for leading the Capital Campaign Steering Committee, and presented [...]
Check out this video just released by GiveMN featuring our state’s own celebrities promoting Give to the Max Day. We are looking forward to seeing hopefully record-breaking results of tomorrow’s 24 hours of giving. I’ve got my own list of nonprofits to support. And they’ve caught my attention either via Facebook or through a personal e-mail. [...]
Site visits by prospective donors can be stressful. Here are 10 tips to make your next site visit successful. Before the visit, ask the visitors if they have special areas of interest or questions they wish to be addressed. Schedule the visit at your agency’s best time of day — a time when there are [...]
Give to the Max Day is Wednesday, November 16. This is a statewide promotion of charitable giving and offers incentives for individuals and not-for-profits to participate. Visit www.givemn.org for complete details, or contact us for ideas about how you can leverage this opportunity for your organization.
Hearty congratulations to the Initiative Foundation on a quarter-century of “unlocking the potential” of central Minnesota! HBH principal Bob Bunger welcomed the more than 350 guests at the foundation’s banquet at Grand View Lodge in Nisswa on Friday, October 28th. Further details about the event and foundation are available at: www.ifound.org.