Leadership and The Workplace

Nonprofit Spark

Renee McGivern

Nonprofit Spark – Developing individual donors and your fundraising skills – 07/25/11

Reluctant nonprofit leaders and board members can learn to overcome their fear of fundraising. Two extraordinary guests on this week’s show provide coaching about identifying and calling on people who may be interested in supporting your nonprofit. Rita Galowich of Fund Inc. describes what she has her clients do to build their individual donor base and you’ll see how do-able it is. Andrew Watt of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) shares methods that he knows are effective; he’s been a volunteer fundraiser and worked with hundreds of fundraising professionals over the years. In addition, Rita quickly reviews the recently-released Giving USA 2011 report and what it means to you. Andrew explains what AFP has to offer you even if you’re not a member.