The FAMCare Blog

The Ford Foundation's BUILD Program for Social Justice Nonprofits

Posted by GVT Admin on Aug 30, 2018 5:29:18 PM

The nonprofit world has struggled for years with the distinction donors make between mission dedicated donations (restricted funds) and funds available for overhead and administrative salaries (unrestricted). The dichotomy has grown out of the emerging belief among donors that money spent directly on mission is better spent than money “wasted” on overhead costs and administrative salaries. Studies reveal that donors “feel” better about donations when they are assured that their money has gone directly to mission outcomes.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas, Nonprofit General, nonprofit mission, grants

Raise more money with a special event program

Posted by George Ritacco on May 16, 2018 11:58:12 AM
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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Changing Times... Jewish Federations of North America

Posted by GVT Admin on Apr 11, 2018 11:52:45 AM

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Topics: Social Services Industry News, Fundraising Ideas

Asking Donors "Discovery" Questions

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Do you ask your donors discovery questions?

I’m certain you do. But, you may not be asking them in the most effective way. Rachel Muir has some great tips and examples on how to ask donors questions.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Improving Donor Retention Rates

Posted by GVT Admin on Mar 19, 2018 9:47:01 AM

This week's Movie Monday's fundraising tip is in from the folks at Movie Mondays.

Would you like to raise more money with your newsletters, website, annual report, direct mail, and your other donor communications?

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Can You Predict Your Fundraising Campaign Will Succeed or Fail?

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 26, 2018 11:00:00 AM

This weeks Moview Monday's Fundraising video is in.  In this video, you’ll learn one of the “Rules” that will be an indicator of your campaign’s success or failure.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Are your board members being neglected?

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 19, 2018 3:42:43 PM

In this week's Movie Monday's episode, Maree Bullock shares a couple of insightful stories. These stories highlight why you should treat your board members like major donors.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

OJJDP Announces New Emergency Planning Funding Opportunity

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 16, 2018 9:19:37 AM

OJJDP has announced the following fiscal year 2018 funding opportunity.  See the details here.

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Topics: Juvenile Justice, Fundraising Ideas

Fundraising - Nonprofit's Lifeblood

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 13, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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Without a continuous flow of adequate funds, no nonprofit mission can be realized. We tend to focus on the glamour of the good works nonprofits engage in and accept fundraising as a necessary evil. This, however, is misguided. Fundraising is the very lifeblood of every nonprofit, and the staff charged with the responsibility have a direct cause and effect connection to mission outcomes.

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas

Creating Donors For Life

Posted by GVT Admin on Feb 12, 2018 9:16:19 AM

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Hello - this week's Movie Mondays fundraising tip video is in!

Is donor stewardship harder than asking for money?

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Topics: Fundraising Ideas