5 Tips for Being a Better Nonprofit Strategist

1: Frame strategy before planning Too often, the planning cart is put before the strategic horse. Nonprofit strategy provides the framework not only for crafting the plan, but also for day-to-day decision-making. Good strategists outperform great planners.  Think...

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Rob Leighton Joins YANA National Board

Rob Leighton, executive director of the iMission Institute, a benefit corporation providing strategic fund development for nonprofit organizations, has been elected to the national board of the Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA). Rob received his MBA from Yale...

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Engage, Mobilize, FUNDRAISE

Big dollars are flowing into nonprofit organizations. Often, these are the branded nonprofits whose mission, credibility, and impact are well-known. The Southern Poverty Law Center, the United States Holocaust Museum, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, World Wild Fund for...

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Getting Donors to Give for the FIRST Time

Your nonprofit may have built a large list of potential supporters — people who have shown interest in your organization but who have not yet been moved to give. You've emailed them. Sent them letters. Maybe you've even met with them. They know and like you and your...

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5 Brand Questions Every Donor Asks

Your nonprofit brand is a powerful force for raising resources. It's key for establishing a sustainable fundraising program, and building your brand will make the next year-end appeal much more successful. You might be thinking that your nonprofit doesn't have the...

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The New Economics of Donor Acquisition

Could your nonprofit use a rapidly growing list of new donors? Of course, the answer is a resounding yes! Turbo-charge your nonprofit’s ability to make our world a fairer, healthier, and more humane place with a growing list of new donors. Each of your supporters...

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