Nonprofit organizations are facing a shortage in a vital resource. No, we aren’t talking about financial resources (though we know that is certainly needed). Finding and retaining talented individuals that ...
The kids have started school. Fall carnivals are planned. And the next round of fundraising begins this month for many nonprofits in the area. Wherever you are, take a break and connect with our team. September 18 – AFP Charlotte chapter meeting in Charlotte, NC. President Patton McDowell, Managing Director Josh Jacobson and Associate Director […]
By Patton McDowell, President With more than 20 executive searches under the PMA belt, clients and friends continue to ask about the key characteristics of a good fundraiser. Often when you think of a major gift fundraiser, the solicitation skill comes to mind. Can the person ask for money? While that is important, other characteristics are […]
By Anna Glass, Consultant As often defined, donor stewardship is the act of progressively building deeper relationships with your donors – stewardship is comprised of the activities and strategies utilized by a nonprofit organization to cultivate, engage and retain donors. Acknowledging donor gifts is a simple and relatively easy way to touch your alumni, and […]
by Patton McDowell Nonprofits are understandably hesitant to seek out alliances, especially in this challenging economic time. However, we would argue that the benefits still far outweigh the concerns of organizations considering a collaboration. Organizational leaders often fight the internal propensity to own everything, and to not share or collaborate. Nonprofits take the stand: “I’m […]