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How to Navigate the Donor Feeding Frenzy
Today is “Giving Tuesday.” Certainly the hope is to rival the kind of spending frenzy that occurred in the retail world over the last week. As you considered where, or even if, to donate at this time – here are a few thoughts to consider: 1) does the organization do work that you value;(…)
Which Social Media Are Right for You?
The Magic Formula for Choosing Social Media
Dennis Fischman of Communicate! Consulting has generously shared the third chapter of his book, The No-Nonsense Nonprofit Guide to Social Media with Kayak Consulting Group. Dennis is passionate about social change. He left a senior management position at a nonprofit agency to help groups like yours tell their stories: in person, in writing, and through social media. As a Kayak Consulting Group(…)
The Donor Next Door
How to Use Your Donors to Train Your Board
Andy Robinson is an extraordinary consultant, trainer, and author based in Vermont. His accessible fundraising advice has assisted hundreds of organizations over the years. Kayak Consulting Group is delighted to share this blog post and its insights with our readers. Does your board resist fundraising? Do they find the whole subject distasteful? If so,(…)
An Insider’s Guide to Foundation Fundraising – Part 3
Four Steps to Successfully Identify Prospective Funders
Good, solid research is essential to identifying prospective funders and crafting a solid grant proposal. Randomly sending letters of interest or a cookie-cutter application will almost certainly engender ill will from the funder who processes the information. It is far more efficient (and beneficial!) to send out a few well-researched requests that speak directly to(…)
An Insider’s Guide to Finding Foundation Funding – Part 2
Research Strategies and Finding Information
Determining which foundations might be willing to fund your organization should not resemble finding a needle in a haystack. The information is out there, you just need to know what you need and where to get it. The first step in the grantseeking process is to make a list of the names and addresses(…)