Tuesday, June 23, 2015

NEXT LEVEL NONPROFIT AND NGO FUNDRAISING


 Do you Have Clarity?




It is time out for the status quo.  You only move to the next level with next level thinking and strategies.  If what you have been doing in the area of fund development is not working, why are you still doing it?  Your mission is too important to just stay at the same level you were 4, 6 or 10 years ago.  It's time for you to get more clarity on your strategy in order to get a better ROI. 


I am so excited to share with you about a new product that I have that will assist you in going to the next level with your fundraising. Over 30 years of experience and research from the industry’s leading professionals went into developing Gift Clarity. You will not be disappointed. Don't wait, add this to your Toolkit today!



Gift Clarity is unique in that it encompasses different facets needed for empowering your organization’s fundraisers to maximize their efficiency and effectiveness in their processes and workflow, while establishing and building meaningful relationships with your donor base. The different components that make up GiftClarity include:
  • An analysis engine that uses an exclusive list of 42 character traits shown by generous donors to categorize your donors based on their propensity for giving
  • A proven systematic strategy comprised of specific activities that are designed to build stronger relationships with your donor.
  • A user-friendly, cloud-based tool that incorporates your categorized donors and applies the systematic approach to each donor individually (based on their category) by automatically assigning and prioritizing tasks


If you are ready, you should contact me for more information about GiftClarity.  You will not regret your time with me.  If you are serious and ready to move forward contact me at YolandaS@giftclarity.com


This is a great article to help you make the SHIFT!

 

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Great Branding is QUALITY over QUANTITY


Stay focused on your Brand and you will begin to see success.  Don't get distracted by all of the noise on social media.  Do you have a plan or are you following the crowd?  


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HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT THE DAY YOU WILL TAKE YOUR CHILD TO COLLEGE? Repost2010

RELEASING YOUR CHILDREN INTO THEIR DESTINY


Have you thought about the day you take your child to college? Imagine moving them into their dorm room and coming to that difficult moment of saying goodbye. What parting words will you share that they will take with them through the rest of their lives? In other words, what will you say knowing that they are about to experience a newfound freedom and desiring that they will use this freedom responsibly. How about "Live up to your God given purpose!" The strength of character your child possesses will determine how well he or she will navigate through a world filled with temptation, pressure, and different worldviews. It's never too early or too late to prepare kids for a faith-filled future!


Many of my friends and I are sending our children off to college this year. A friend of mine mentioned that He may need to start a ministry for parents sending kids off to college. I think that is a great idea. Some of us may need it during transition :).  Even though we are all excited, we will miss them and worry a little. One thing we know for sure is that we have poured into them the word of God and ultimately we will have to trust and know that at the end to the day that is what matters. Now it is time for us to allow them to soar and walk into the purpose and destiny that God has for them. Sometimes that may be different than what we may think it should be. We have spent our life teaching, training and protecting our children; now it’s time to “give them wings.” For many parents, the shift from being the primary influence in a child’s life to releasing them to adulthood isn’t easy. Hopefully we have been preparing them for independence from the start. Now that they are on their own — finding their niche, building a career — you’re no longer their major authority, but friend. By setting healthy boundaries, you can enjoy this new role, while offering the love, guidance and insight only a parent can provide.

Five Scripture Passages Your Teen Should Take to College

Going away to college is a major life event. In Christian families, it is also a time to make sure that your teen isn't going off to college without the support, love and companionship of Christ. So pack up the new colorful comforter, but then don't forget what may turn out to be the greatest comforter of all, five scripture passages your teen should take to college. - LIMA

John 14: 1-"Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God[a]; trust also in me.

Matthew 7: 12 -So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Mark 6:31-Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, "Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest."

Luke 9:23-Then he said to them all: "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.

Luke 8:39-"Return home and tell how much God has done for you." So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.

 There isn't a child who hasn't gone out into the brave new world who eventually doesn't return to the old homestead carrying a bundle of dirty clothes. ~Art Buchwald

 Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you'll land among the stars. ~Les Brown

 What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God. ~Eleanor Powell

 Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22.6

Roland Bernard Shields Jr. -Keep God first in all that you do and your path will be straight.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Strategies for Turning Fundraising Around

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Strategies for Turning 

Fundraising Around

  


Fundraising mystifies, if not terrifies, most nonprofit leaders. In truth, both for-profit and nonprofit fundraising is a simple, learn-able skill. If you can talk, be relational, a great storyteller, and follow a plan you can raise social impact money. It takes Motivation ~ Inspiration ~ Activation!   Empower yourself!





Action Items

Invest in a platform that helps track Fund Development Outcomes (Not Excel or PowerPoint) STAY TUNED ~ In upcoming Blogs, I will share a great tool with you called www.Giftclarity.com 

Articulate the Vision and Set the Priorities

Be Flexible

Review Regularly
Lead With Vision!



Nonprofit leader, the development director, your colleagues and donors alike will look to you for a bold, inspiring vision around why the organization is creating a development office and what the efforts of this office will help you to accomplish.




Your vision should integrate with the overall strategic vision of the organization, build upon its unique characteristics and strengths and focus on specific activities where philanthropy can make a significant difference.


For assistance with the development of Strategic Fundraising Plan and Strategy Session Contact:  Yolanda Shields at www.YolandaSpeaks.Biz

 

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