Category: Nonprofit Leadership

Whats the Difference – Goals, Outcomes, and Objectives?

More and more funding sources are requesting program outcomes so that they have an understanding of how their money has made a difference in the lives of those you serve.  It is not enough to say, “we served 50 people,” but instead, how have the lives of those 50 people changes.  Clearly, if you are…
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How NOT to Say Thank You

It seems contradictory to be thinking about no-no’s when saying thanks, but there are some things that you need to avoid. Unfortunately, there are far too many organizations that do these things without giving them a second thought. Help your organization stand out by avoiding these no-no’s. Don’t be impersonal. Even if your letter was…
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Email Appeals

Many organizations are moving away from sending annual appeal letters through the postal service’s “snail mail” service. For many, email is becoming the preferred method of reaching out to their donors. Before making the leap to electronic gift requests, think through the following: Do you have email addresses for those on your list? If not,…
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