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We Have No Money to Raise Money!

Fundraising revisited for the Not For Profit sector What if I told you that fundraising was like making pickles? You’ve probably already raised one of your eyebrows, but it’s the truth. You can’t put a baby cucumber in vinegar and expect it to turn into a pickle overnight. Pickles take time to [...]

2019-04-24T02:07:52+01:00April 23rd, 2019|Resources|

Contextualizing Organizational Development in Historical Cycles

The article by historian Tobias Stone titled "History tells us what may happen next with Brexit & Trump" is among the very few worth-reading articles I have read more than once in the past 6-months. It very eloquently elaborates on the historical circles through which the humanity passes. The parallel observation for me is [...]

2019-04-22T18:59:37+01:00April 22nd, 2019|Resources|

Develop Your Case to Inform and Shape all Your Fundraising Activities

Sometimes development professionals only think about the importance of having a case for support when they are preparing to launch a capital campaign. However, you need a case for support for all your fundraising activities. The reason for having the case in place before creating any materials—brochure, website, grant proposals, speeches, PowerPoints, DVDs, and [...]

2019-04-12T17:15:54+01:00April 12th, 2019|Resources|

A New Wave in Consulting

So, what are the latest trends in consulting? Well, most clients are seeing less of a need for “resident consulting.” Many organizations have more professional staff, less money, less time to spend with a consultant, or some combination of these three. Therefore, there may not be a need to engage a consultant that will [...]

2019-04-12T17:16:39+01:00April 12th, 2019|Resources|

Who Needs a Strategic Plan? You Do!

Linda Lysakowski ACFRE Whether you are a small business, a major corporation, or a nonprofit organization, you need a strategic plan. Businesses, and sometimes nonprofits, may refer to this as a business plan, and the two concepts are very close. What makes the plan strategic is that you will identify strategies to help meet [...]

2019-04-12T17:17:25+01:00April 12th, 2019|Resources|

Do You Need a Written Development Plan?

How many times has a well-meaning board member or volunteer come to one of your board meetings and offered this sage advice—“We should do a (golf tournament, gala dinner dance, art auction, walkathon, etc., etc.) because (the scouts, the hospital, a local church, etc., etc.) did one and raised $100,000?” Before the meeting ends, [...]

2019-04-12T17:18:14+01:00April 12th, 2019|Resources|

Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation

2018 marks the 5th Anniversary of Your Funding Network – it’s a privilege to celebrate this milestone with the following announcement: It is with great honor and pleasure to announce that Your Funding Network has been recognized as one of the partners of Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation. The Dutch Coalition for Humanitarian Innovation [...]

2018-05-01T08:46:03+01:00April 3rd, 2018|Resources|

BEYOND REVOLUTION

The movements and springs over the last couple of years in MENA region has attracted the attention of almost everyone in the world; yet, the impact of these movements on democracy and human rights is not significant. “Beyond Revolution: The Future of Women’s Rights and Democracy in the Middle East-North Africa” is looking at this [...]

2018-05-01T08:46:03+01:00October 3rd, 2013|Resources|

YOU ARE THE REASON FOR YOUR RESULTS!

There are no excuses! If you have a good a fundraiser, she/he would raise funds for your cause regardless of the circumstances…are you looking for the one who truly takes the responsibility?! I read an article by Reinier Spruit. Reinier is the founder of101fundraising.org and currently works for Greenpeace International.  The title of his article is [...]

2018-05-01T08:46:03+01:00September 20th, 2013|Resources|