Judy Park, Kavya Shankar and a group of Stanford MBA students interviewed millennial donors from the Silicon Valley startup world and these conservations showed a pattern of overreliance on certain for-profit principles in the nonprofit realm, despite potential flaws. One young tech executive in San Francisco said she wanted to maximize return on investment. The […]Read More Five For-Profit Practices That Philanthropy Should Avoid
Back in June 2020, Mark Phillips wrote a study on what fundraising in 2021 might look like? As we head towards an easing of lockdown 3, now seems like a good time to reflect on Mark’s wise words to help us through the rest of the year. When Mark was writing thus, there obviously was […]Read More Fundraising in 2021 – what might we expect?
It has been five and a half years since the tragic death of Olive Cooke. Most fundraisers will remember the media furore that erupted in the months immediately following her death, when it was revealed she had been receiving close on 3000 mailings from charities in the course of a typical year. Family and friends […]Read More Olive Cooke: Five Years On – How far have we come?
It is common knowledge that to effectively manage donor relationships and see the greatest success in your fundraising program, you must build strong ties between your prospects and your organization’s mission. Relationships will always be the foundation of a fruitful fundraising program. But, you can’t build a relationship on metrics. While relationships have and will […]Read More “If You Can’t Measure It, You Can’t Manage It” – Using Metrics to Strengthen Your Fundraising Program
With any business initiative, there’s an expectation that performance is monitored and measured to gauge return on investment and to determine if goals were achieved; business projects are no exception. Since data drives many decisions today, you will likely be expected to measure project performance with data. Here, Bernard Marr shares some of the key […]Read More How Do You Measure Project Performance – The KPIs That Really Matter
When it comes to determining how efficiently your nonprofit operates, there’s nothing quite as helpful as a large pool of accurate, relevant performance indicators that can objectively show you exactly how well you’re doing. But sometimes, it can be tough to figure out exactly what measurements your organization needs in order to identify where your […]Read More 21 Key Performance Indicators Nonprofit Management Needs to Track
Measuring performance is a crucial step that nonprofits must take to succeed. There’s no better way of isolating and troubleshooting any ongoing problems. And worry not, there’s no shortage of methods of measuring performance. They’re called fundraising success metrics here, but they are also often referred to as key performance indicators (KPIs). These metrics are […]Read More 16 Fundraising Success Metrics to Start Tracking
Key performance indicators can help to give you an accurate picture of your fundraising effectiveness. By measuring carefully chosen metrics you can determine your financial success. In this introductory guide, J.A.J. Aaronson explains the most important metrics to measure regularly. http://www.raisingfunding.co.uk/key-performance-indicators-should-measuring.htmlRead More Key Performance Indicators: What Should I Be Measuring?