As the incoming President of the RI Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and a teacher of a Philanthropy class at Rhode Island College (RIC), I get lots of questions and comments about mentoring. “ How can I get a mentor?” “…we had a mentoring program, it didn't work.” “…the mentor I want … Continue reading Mentoring Made Easy with PASS
I get it. We are a culture of immediate gratification and demand "results now". However, that is not a long-term solution for most issues. It doesn't work with diets. It doesn't work with making money. So, it shouldn't work for the Federal Budget either. For too long, the Charitable Deduction Allowance has been target for removal or … Continue reading Short Sighted Solutions
"We can't raise money for operations. Donors don't want to pay for salaries." I have heard it all too often. The well-connected, respected, influential (and often affluent) board member makes the statement that virtually kills the fundraising for an organization. I know you've heard it too.I have a request of my fellow nonprofit fundraisers and executives. … Continue reading Nonprofits CAN Raise Money for Operations
Michele R. Berard, MBA, CFRE presents to the CT Chapter of Association of Fundraising Professionals on May 17, 2012 on the topic of raising money for operations. Click on the link to see part of that presentation.
Organizations need to look through windows, not in mirrors, when developing their case for support. Better said, "how does their mission provide benefit to the community" rather than "we meet the needs of those woh
Enough is enough! As a nonprofit professional dedicated to building successful, sustainable organizations via philanthropy, I hear the comments all too often. I hear that donors want their donations to create positive impact. I hear that benefactors don't want their money to dump into black holes. I hear that accountability, care and intention must be adhered to. And, I hear … Continue reading Impact vs. Super PAC