The Nonprofit Fundraising Executive Benchmark Study Wants You to Be Counted and It Will Cost You Nothing

We’d like to invite you to participate in a brand-new research project we are calling The Nonprofit Fundraising Executive Benchmark Study.  The Global Center for Nonprofit Excellence is working in partnership with NextAfter, the premier online fundraising research lab, to reach more people, acquire more donors and raise more money to fund your world-changing work.  This … Continue Reading

How Your Nonprofit Can Increase Donations by Ignoring Competitive Impulses and Increasing Your Organizational Trustworthiness

Is there competition between nonprofits? Probably, even if it is not head-to-head competition.  Here’s why: The number of nonprofit organizations increases daily. Charitable donations by individuals are declining as the number of givers.  Major donor giving has stalled and the number of givers is shrinking.  In short, more nonprofits are seeking funds, less money is … Continue Reading

The Good News is Your Nonprofit Achieved 100% Accuracy on Your Reporting. The Bad News is You Have Been Measuring the Wrong Things.

Business leader and philanthropist Bill Gates said, “I have been struck again and again by how important measurement is to improving the human condition.” Thought provoking, isn’t it? I wonder what questions the founder of the largest software company and largest private foundation in the world would ask your nonprofit (or the one you fund). … Continue Reading

Best Practice “Recognized Expert” Becomes #1 Best Seller on Amazon’s Nonprofit Fundraising List

When a book about Nonprofit best practices by one of our Recognized Experts hits #1 on an Amazon’s Best Seller list, it’s worth celebrating. The book is 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How to Avoid Them, by Andrew Olsen, CFRE and friends. This book is brimming with fundraising best practices and helpful instruction to remedy 101 … Continue Reading