Category: Fundraising

A few blocks from my apartment is a hip little downtown restaurant. I went there not long after it opened and the food had all of the traits I’ve come to expect from hip little downtown restaurants: it was complicated, it was expensive, and it was… okay. I’ve been back a few times since. Despite changes in the kitchen staff and the menu there’s a trend. It’s always complicated. It’s always expensive. It’s always… okay. Before my fundraising career and before seminary, I was a cook. I wasn’t a great cook. I didn’t work in the finest restaurants in…
A while ago, I linked to this post by Carey Nieuwhof titled “9 Things That Worked in the Church A Decade Ago That Don’t Today.” I linked to it partly because I thought as many churches as possible should see it. But I also linked to it because I thought a lot of the things on Carey’s list applied to how nonprofit organizations raise funds. So I’m going to riff on Carey’s list a bit. I’m not going to talk about nine things, though. I’ll just do three. Thinking People Will Automatically Give Again Maybe there was a time we could rely on…

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