Stop Putting it off: 8 Steps to Planning your FY20 Budget with Confidence

June 11th, 2019

Follow these eight steps to take the guesswork out of the process and to build a plan that inspires hope and progress for the year ahead. Analyze file trends. This often comes in the form of a file audit or file analysis. Start with the macro metrics. These are your key performance indicators (KPIs), such…

5 Big Mistakes Nonprofits Make & How You Can Avoid Them

March 11th, 2019

By Andrew Olsen, CFRE This article covers five of the biggest mistakes that have a major impact on organizational success. I hope these help you navigate your organization more successfully! Mistake #1: Not Valuing Excellence A better way to say this might be that you are willing to accept mediocrity. When this unfortunate mindset takes…

Retention How To’s

October 15th, 2018

Organizations need to dedicate a certain amount of budget and strategic focus solely on retention. The top producing nonprofits that are successfully retaining donors are putting in place specific programs with a dedicated budget. And organizations of every size can learn from their lessons. I did. In my former position at an international relief organization,…

Refresh and Renew your Stewardship Strategies

May 31st, 2018

8 ways to refresh & renew thank yous for better retention    Invest in success. We can’t keep doing thank yous on the cheap and expect unfettered love and loyalty from our donors.  From postage treatment to timeliness to soft (or hard) asks we’re chipping away at the level of gratefulness we’re showing for our…

Google References

February 9th, 2018

Chances are at some point you’ll want to quickly find these Google references, so here are some helpful links to keep handy: Overall Grant Program: Details about the Grant Requirements Request for reactivation after Ad Grants account suspension: Google for Nonprofits Admin Account Access: