Posts by activatefundraising

4 habits of highly effective people: how taking time out can improve your success rate

4 habits of highly effective people: how taking time out can improve your success rate

With competing priorities, limited budgets and a lack of time, I know that non-profits often struggle to fit fundraising in...

How to Write a Successful Sponsorship Proposal

How to Write a Successful Sponsorship Proposal

The key to successful sponsorship is to deliver a deal that is a win, win for both parties and that...

6 Steps to Successful Sponsorship Negotiations

6 Steps to Successful Sponsorship Negotiations

If you’ve read my previous posts about small non-profits raising sponsorship, you’ll have a clearer idea of what you need...

8 ideas to improve your fundraising success

8 ideas to improve your fundraising success

Recently, I was interviewed by Joe Garecht of the Fundraising Authority about fundraising for small non-profits. You can catch the...

Stuck for Words? Your Donor Communications Plan for the Year…

Stuck for Words? Your Donor Communications Plan for the Year…

Keeping donors engaged is by far THE most effective way of ensuring your ongoing fundraising success.  I know I keep...

Developing a Major Donor Strategy

Developing a Major Donor Strategy

So, you’ve decided you want to raise major gifts.  This approach fits with your objectives and your programmes are likely...

What is Major Donor Fundraising Anyway?

What is Major Donor Fundraising Anyway?

I’m often asked about the type of fundraising that I specialise in and, as well as saying ‘small non-profit’, I...

Donor Communications (Part 2): How to use your assets

Donor Communications (Part 2): How to use your assets

In Part 1, I talked about the basics that you need to include in a donor communications plan because I...

Say What? How to communicate with your donors Part1

Say What? How to communicate with your donors Part1

So, you’ve convinced people to give to your cause, raised the money you need and have a lovely bunch of...

Fearless Fundraising in 2014

Fearless Fundraising in 2014

Do you want to grab 2014 by the horns and make it the year your fundraising improves dramatically? Or do...