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Inside 2 Capital Campaigns Upending Big-Donation Traditions
Janelle Green has been courted as a donor enough to know what to expect. “Typically, development campaigns are trying to figure out: ‘What do the donors want?’” says Green, a Michigan native who owns a winery in Santa Barbara, Calif., with her husband, Dan. “‘How can we entice them? Do they want a front-and-center table? Do they want a limousine ride to the event?’ All of these are things that, quite honestly, I’ve never been interested in.”
The Millennial CEO Is Here And Embracing A New Approach To Leadership
According to a study conducted by Pew Research in 2018, there are anywhere between 5 million to 11 million Millennials taking on upper management roles over the next decade. In what has been coined one of the largest leadership transitions in history, many of these Millennials are taking over significant-sized organizations from the Baby Boomers and Gen X’ers who founded them. In doing so, they are changing culture as well as shifting strategy.
Now technology has changed how we appreciate donors and how to express gratitude and thoughtfulness in the digital age.
How To Get Your Board Excited About Year-End Fundraising
Don’t know how to ask your board to get involved in year-end fundraising? Consultant Alyssa Wright shares her secrets to success, including sample messages you can make your own.
How to Find and Engage the Next Generation of Donors in Maine
As any Realtor, and they’ll tell you, Maine is attracting and gaining new residents. Maine's residential real estate market rose by 22% from 2020.
Fundraising Isn't Always a Piece of Cake
Many of us desire to make a difference in the world.
But when we look closer at that process, we realize how truly overwhelming it can be, especially when it comes to accessing funds and resources.
As you deepen into the work of fueling movements and causes, you might begin to realize that it feels complex, emotional, and exhausting.
You might want to give up.
We know that you are enough and there is enough. Take it from our Collective experiences and wisdom.
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Paulomi Bhattacharyya, Center for Renewable Energy and Appropriate Technology (CREATE!)
Kim and Alison, the grant research and writing duo are a dream team to work with. Kim's in-depth and tailored research on available grant opportunities for us and Alison's ability to grasp the essence of what our organization does and put it succinctly on paper helped us at CREATE! immensely. Not only did we secure an opportunity we had worked at for years, but their help also freed up valuable time for our very small team to use efficiently. We cannot thank you enough!
Leigh Handschuh, Boston Foundation
Despite having a room full of nonprofits with a variety of needs and questions, Alyssa takes the time before and after sessions to troubleshoot and talk through the organizational culture-related fundraising barriers each nonprofit is experiencing. As one nonprofit partner put it, "Working with Alyssa is inspirational and thought-provoking. I appreciate the concrete examples she provides and the opportunity to identify a problem, propose a solution and then share and learn. Thank you!
Nashira Baril, Neighborhood Birth Center
Over the last year and a half of working with Wright Collective, we have built a relationship based on values and trust and they feel like real partners, not hired hands. I don't have a history of fundraising and am now leading a multi-million dollar capital campaign – I could not do it without their keen strategy, flexibility, their willingness to push and support me as I stretch into this work.
At the start of our work, I didn't know what I needed. I'm so glad that I trusted Alyssa and her team and their process – each step has scaffolded on the one before and the big picture makes so much sense. She's got us in good shape and feeling confident – and well supported as we move forward!