Look ahead at your planning and expenses

Look ahead at your planning and expenses

Now that you have developed ways to have insight into your expenses, we can start looking ahead. It is good (great, even!) to have insight into what you spent, but remember, this is the past you’re looking at. And you also need to look at the future. What resources do...

How can you get insight into your expenses?

How can you get insight into your expenses?

If you want to understand the real income from your fundraising actions, you must have insight into your expenses. So let’s have a look at the follow up question: how can you get insight into your expenses? How does an expense come about? It is very important to...

What is the real revenue of your fundraising actions?

What is the real revenue of your fundraising actions?

Now that you have mapped your fundraising process and are making sure you monitor and learn from each step, it is time to look at the effectiveness of your fundraising work. How can you determine what is the real revenue of your fundraising actions? Revenue To be...

How to keep track of and learn from your fundraising actions

How to keep track of and learn from your fundraising actions

Since fundraising is a process, monitoring what you do & what happens and learning from that is key. So, let’s look at how to keep track of and learn from your fundraising actions. Plan Since the next best step depends on what comes out of the step you have just...

How to make a start with your fundraising plan

How to make a start with your fundraising plan

My article and my Facebook live session on your Q4 donor base actions generated many questions about how to make a fundraising plan. Making a fundraising plan for your nonprofit is a task that requires in-depth understanding of your context, work and ambitions. I...

How to use your data for your outreach?

How to use your data for your outreach?

Speaking about Q4 donor base actions, I realized it would be good to have a deeper look at your outreach data. This will help you focus your outreach on the channels, topics and mix of messages that resonates the most with the people you want to reach. Let’s look at...

Reaching out to your donor base in Q4

Reaching out to your donor base in Q4

In a previous article I focused on what is guiding you in the final quarter of 2021. In this article I want to zoom in a bit more on what you can do and plan regarding your donor base in this period of the year, on reaching out to your donor base in Q4. Wrapping up...

Wrapping up 2021 with your board (and preparing for 2022)

Wrapping up 2021 with your board (and preparing for 2022)

In a previous article I focused on what is guiding you in the final quarter of 2021. In this article I want to zoom in a bit more on wrapping up 2021 with your board (and preparing for 2022). Wrapping up 2021 Check your Q4 board meeting Most boards have quarterly...

What will guide you in this final quarter of 2021?

What will guide you in this final quarter of 2021?

With three months until the end of 2021 today is a good moment to look back & ahead. To prepare for 2022. And to prepare for proper closure of 2021. So, what will guide you in this final quarter of 2021? For most of us, the first thought is, brrrr admin stuff. But...

Why they don’t pick your nonprofit as a partner

Why they don’t pick your nonprofit as a partner

My talk about how to find a partner organization for your nonprofit led to several questions about how organizations pick and choose local partners to work with. About why they don’t pick your nonprofit as a partner, maybe. Recap: why are they looking for a partner?...