It's officially summer, and it's time to reveal those fabulous swimsuit bodies that you've been working on and approving all winter/spring long. Yikes! But don't worry, today I'm actually talking about your fundraising "bodies" and implementing changes you may have made after performing a review of your old processes. It's the theme of this month's curated list!
Creating, Implementing, Reviewing Your Fundraising Plans
If you really have made a change - or haven't but want to - then you may need some advice on just how to create or implement change in your fundraising plans. That's where these posts can help:
- Summer's Coming: What's Your Fundraising Plan? (The Storytelling Nonprofit)
- Harnessing Your Nonprofit's Secret Fundraising Weapon (The Fundraising Authority)
- What Your Organization Can Learn from Nonprofit Employment Practices Surveys (GuideStar)
- Prioritize Your Fundraising Efforts with the New Spring Issue of npENGAGE Magazine (npENGAGE)
Maybe the change(s) you've made is getting a new team together. But transitioning a new leadership group into your organization can be hard. These posts help you handle it:
- Six Strategies for Nonprofit Leadership Transition (Gail Perry)
Maybe the changes you have made revolve around a new technology or better online presence. If so, then you may want to take a look at these articles:
- [Infographic] Navigating the Online World of Nonprofit Storytelling (Philantopic)
- Nonprofit Web Design: Five User-Experience Best Practices (GuideStar)
Helpful Tools and Lists
If you are making changes, you may need some help keeping everything organized. If so, here are some checklists, ideas, and tools to help you out:
- The Fundraising Event Planning Checklist (npENGAGE)
- 4 Design Thinking Facilitation Resources for Nonprofits (Beth's Blog)
Communicating Fundraising Change
Whether you are communicating a fundraising change you've made or just working on changing your communication methods in general, these articles will help:
- Increased Corporate Reporting Good for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Times)
- 4 Donor Newsletter Changes to Increase Donations (Nonprofit Marketing Guide)
Change Is What Your Trying to Create...So Embrace It for Your Fundraiser
There is a good chance that the purpose of your organization is to make changes in some meaningful way to a cause or place that you really care for. So just by the very nature of what you are trying to do, you know you are open to change.
So be willing to make fundraising changes that will help take your fundraising to the next levels. And for more tips and advice on how to do this, make sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter.