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The Small & Mighty Fundraising Minute

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The Small & Mighty Fundraising Minute delivers a quick hit of fundraising wisdom - practical, tactical ideas that you can put to use at your organization. For more tips and tools, Go to to learn about the Small & Mighty Membership program.

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Challenge Grants

May 12th, 2022


A few quick tips on challenge grants: what are they, how can they help you grow your list and raise more money, what can you do to make them more …

Be Well, Do Good: Wellness Resources for Fundraising Professionals

December 9th, 2021


I have created a LinkedIn group focused on wellness and self-care resources for nonprofit professionals. Check it out, and share your stories and ideas!

Finding the right words by asking the right questions.

October 28th, 2021


Finding the right words to describe your organization and its work will make your outreach efforts more effective and will help you and others …

Online fundraising: Get onboard!

May 3rd, 2021


I am sharing some notable statistics about how much online fundraising and donating has increased over the last year. Online giving is not going anywhere — if your organization is not expanding its capacity to attract …

What cost less than $20 and will have huge returns for your nonprofit?

March 24th, 2021


There is one simple thing that you can buy for less than $20 that I promise will reap huge returns for your nonprofit organization. Give it a try. You won’t regret it!

A new idea for corporate giving.

January 25th, 2021


Now that we are coming up on almost a year of pandemic living and working from home, here is a new idea to help your organization create connections with companies and their employees. Because who doesn’t need a …

I didn’t know I was broken.

December 9th, 2020


Have you been going so hard for so long that you don’t realize what is broken, what needs to be fixed, or what requires attention?

If you’re not asking, someone else is

November 14th, 2020


If you feel nervous or reticent about asking a potential donor for a gift, just remember that if you’re not asking them, someone else - someone from another organization - is asking.

A Great Excuse to Get In Touch with Your Donors

September 3rd, 2020


The end of August or beginning of September provide a great excuse to reach out to your existing donors and give them a little update on your work. …

Why your nonprofit needs a “stock proposal”

June 24th, 2020


What’s a “stock proposal,” and how will it help your organization be more agile and responsive when funding opportunities present themselves? Learn …

Pandemic Proposal Writing

May 7th, 2020


Pandemic Proposal Writing: How does proposal writing look at different during the COVID-19 pandemic? Should the content of your proposals be …

A 113% jump in web site users? Here’s how I did it!

February 19th, 2020


What did I do that led to a 113% increase in visits to my web site? Hint: web site analytics! Listen and learn more....

When the time is right, it's right

January 23rd, 2020


Are you a person who makes things happen, or who lets things happen?

I've found that there is a difference between staying authentically engaged with potential clients (or potential donors) and pushing too hard. If I …

January 7-9: Annual Small & Mighty Membership sale!

January 8th, 2020


Through January 9, 15% discount with code BDAY2020. If you, or someone you know, is looking for some fantastic, targeted resources to help you raise more funds with greater clarity and ease, head on over to …

My word for 2020: EASE

December 26th, 2019


My word for 2020 is: EASE. What does that look like in my work life, my personal life, and my clients’ work?

“Easy wins” for year end fundraising

December 9th, 2019


Just because it is early December, that does not mean it is too late for your organization to end the year with some strong fundraising accomplishments. Shift your perspective and go for some “easy wins.”

The Best Kept Secret to Securing Larger Foundation Grants

October 11th, 2019


Pssst... There is a secret to securing larger foundation grants for your nonprofit organization. It is probably not what you think. In fact, it is probably easier than you think. Check out my FREE guide, "Is That Small …


September 2nd, 2019


Are you bold and unapologetic when you talk about your organization?

Silly Mistakes Can be Blessings in Disguise

July 29th, 2019


A funny anecdote from an Oscar-winning actress reinforces the idea that sometimes your silly mistakes can be your biggest blessings.

“Wish You Were Here!”: Fun Tips for Summertime Donor Connections

July 3rd, 2019


Some nonprofit organizations assume that they cannot do anything fundraising related in the summer: everyone is on vacation, no one is around, etc. I say: Nonsense! Summer can be a fantastic time to connect with donors. …

Who Is Your “Nun”?

June 3rd, 2019


Can you find inspiration from an unexpected source? Is there someone you are overlooking? Who is your “Nun”?

Build an Event that Looks and Feels Like YOUR Organization!

May 7th, 2019


Your organization’s fundraising event doesn’t have to look like anyone else’s. Build an event that looks and feels like YOUR organization, and you’ll create something that differentiates you in the marketplace and …

Recycle Your Content!

April 25th, 2019


Tips for recycling and reusing content (article, data, research, photos, etc.) so you can make the most of your time and resources.

Deal alert!

April 22nd, 2019


One week left to join the Small & Mighty Membership program at the lower annual rate! (Of course, the podcast will always be free!)

How to Ask Better Questions and Create Deeper Connections

April 11th, 2019


Ask the kinds of questions that will help donors, volunteers, board members, and others connect more deeply with your nonprofit.

Don’t Pursue that “Moonshot” Donor

March 12th, 2019


Here is why you should not pursue that “Moonshot” donor, the pie-in-the-sky, long shot donor that will never be yours. I’ve also got some tips to …

Helping Your Board Members Thrive

February 12th, 2019


Articulate not just what you want FROM your board members, but also what you’re committed to providing TO your board members - so they can help the …

The Perfect versus The Good

January 30th, 2019


Are you working so hard to make things perfect that you are losing out on good opportunities? Is all of your careful planning and analyzing really …

Adventures in Network Marketing

January 1st, 2019


My side hustle - a network marketing company - has taught me a few things about fundraising, and vice versa. There are surprising parallels! Authentic storytelling, turning your donors/board members into fundraisers, …

Tips to Guide Your Year-End Donations!

December 19th, 2018


It’s that time of year! The holiday season means parties, trips, gifts, time with friends and family, and… The time of year when many of us make …

You, Inc.

December 3rd, 2018


You are the CEO of a company: You, Inc. For that company to thrive, you have to invest in it. Financial planning, training, marketing... it’s all part of the big picture!

Happy Giving Tuesday!

November 27th, 2018


It’s Giving Tuesday! The Super Bowl of online giving. Make a gift, join the fun, and feel your heart grow. And, if your nonprofit is running a Giving Tuesday campaign, keep your expectations realistic and understand the …

Don’t forget to say “thanks!”

November 20th, 2018


There is one thing you can do for your donors, volunteers, and staff that will ALWAYS be appreciated, doesn’t have to cost you a penny, and will make …

Why Creativity Matters

November 8th, 2018


Creativity does more than just help your work get noticed. When you practice creativity, you develop the skills that will help you create new …

What do you do when you can’t do it all?

October 31st, 2018


At a small(er) organization, you’re expected to do it all. And be good at all of it. But that’s not realistic. Make choices that play to your strengths, and call in support and reinforcements for the rest.

Why I Hate Elevator Speeches

October 24th, 2018


Why I kinda hate “elevator speeches,” and what I suggest as an alternative, a better way to engage and build relationships with potential donors and partners.

Your Asking-For-Money Pep Talk!

October 19th, 2018


Here is your asking-for-money pep talk! A few ideas to get you beyond your anxiety and doubts, so you can make the ask. You can do this!

Send Your December Fundraising Appeal in January

October 16th, 2018


Given the new tax laws, should you send your organization’s annual, year-end fundraising appeal at the end of the year? Or should you send it at …

Writing Prompt: Five Important Things

October 12th, 2018


Five Important Things: a writing prompt to help you enliven your writing and bust through writers block.

The Biggest Proposal Budget Mistake

October 9th, 2018


What is the biggest mistake that nonprofits make when they are putting together their proposal budgets? (Other than bad math... Don’t even talk to me about bad math...)

Ask for Money or Advice?

October 6th, 2018


There is an old adage in fundraising: Ask for money, get advice. Ask for advice, get money. Which should you do?

To Gala or Not to Gala?

October 3rd, 2018


What are the hidden costs of your fundraising event?

Corporate Giving or Corporate Sponsorship?

October 3rd, 2018


What’s the difference between corporate giving and corporate sponsorship? Which is right for your organization or event?

What’s a 990, and What Should You Look For in There?

October 2nd, 2018


You may have heard people talking about a charitable foundation’s “990.” What is it, why does it matter, and what is the most important thing to look for in that document?

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