Pop Art lady with laptop

New Digital Workshop Is Taking People to New Places

Digital Fundraising, Fundraising Training Needs
You’ve seen this before: The digital hot-shot fires up his pitch for whatever it is he’s selling that promises to change the game for your fundraising. He talks fast and gives a lot of details that can be hard to…
Read More
Pop art Yes bubble

7 Ways to Make Yourself a Better Fundraiser

Fundraising Training Needs
You are in charge of your career. You want to be the best you can be. And you know that as great as on-the-job experience is, it’s not enough by itself to help you reach your potential. You need to…
Read More
pop art woman computer training

Show Your Boss Why They Can’t Skimp on Your Growth and Training

When it comes to professional growth, if you aren’t moving forward, you are in effect floating backward.  That’s an intimidating thought, but sometimes it lights a fire under people to keep learning. The fact you are reading this blog post…
Read More
Pop Art typewriter

Fundraiser: Disobey Your English Teachers to Improve Your Writing

Before I found fundraising, I taught English. Mostly to first-year college students, usually some version of that English 101 course that you remember with either fondness or revulsion. We called it “writing,” but what we were teaching was “academic writing.”…
Read More
Pop Art question mark exclaimation mark

How to Know Who You Can Trust for Good Fundraising Advice

Fundraising, Trends
You really want to get your fundraising right. You know what’s at stake: Your cause can be well-funded, or under-funded. You carry the consequences of that around like a heavy sack. There’s a lot of advice out there. That’s great,…
Read More
Pop Art Muslim Woman Computer

3 Habits of Highly Effective Fundraising Writers

Fundraising writing is unlike most any other type of writing. It’s simple, urgent, conversational, emotional, repetitive, and old-fashioned. And it can be tricky, for sure. The good news is that you can learn the skills needed to create effective fundraising…
Read More
Pop Art laptop work from home

7 Tips for Success as a Fundraising Freelancer

Nonprofit Jobs, Workplace
Wouldn’t it be great to be your own boss? That’s how many people imagine it will be when they dream of becoming a freelancer. Including many professional fundraisers. Let me give you the bad news first: When you become your…
Read More
Pop Art Career

The 4 Stages of Your Fundraising Career: Where Are You Right Now?

Fundraising Training Needs
Not everyone is the same. And not everyone stays the same. Those two truths are so obvious it may seem pointless to say them out loud. But both are critical to the success of any team and the individual members…
Read More
young writer

Writing Advice with Heart and Soul that Can Make You a Better Fundraiser

Books, Writing
Book Review: Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott “To be a good writer, you not only have to write a great deal but you have to care.”  – Anne Lamott Confession:  When nobody’s looking,…
Read More
Deadline 1

Deadlines Getting You Down? Here’s Help that Could Really Transform Your Work-Life

Books, Productivity
Book Review: The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like it’s the Last Minute—Before the Last Minute by Christopher Cox   Like many copywriters, I have a “complicated” relationship with deadlines. I hate them. They are the pain and terror of…
Read More