Category Archives for Road Ahead Blog

A Compendium of Blog Posts

Given the “adventures in fundraising” that we’ve shared in 2021, we are offering a Compendium of our Road Ahead Blog posts,

The Road Ahead with a realistic and well-executed plan of campaign.

Everyone wants to raise more money for their organizations, but to do so your organization needs a plan.  A realistic plan will incorporate the various elements of successful fundraising, as well as the Campaign Principle.  At the very least your plan of campaign will target a specific amount of money,  define the specific purpose for […]

Navigating the Road Ahead through Pacesetting Leadership Gifts

Do people still make gifts in view of the gifts of other? Securing pacesetting leadership gifts is a winning strategy toward ambitious goals. 

Navigating the Road Ahead with Committed Volunteer Leaders

Our nation’s history of philanthropic accomplishment relies heavily on one-to-one human linkages and accountability.  This is especially true in the area of major gift fundraising.  Of all the elements of successful fundraising, the most important is the need for actively involved, qualified and committed volunteer leaders

Navigating the Road Ahead with Sufficient Financial Resources

Fundraising professionals are an optimistic bunch, but at some point we must acknowledge that attaining a specific dollar goal is dependent upon the cultivation of a constituency with sufficient financial resources.  Fundraisers must be more strategic in their work than simply believing that the money is out there.  It is incumbent upon every organization to define what cultivation means relative to its relationship with donors – and education must be part of this process.  Receiving a significant gift from a donor that we do not yet know, and that does not yet know our organization and purpose, is very remote. 

Navigating the Road Ahead with a Compelling Case for Support

Now that we have examined the first two essential elements of successful fundraising (#1: A solid organization; and, #2: A worthwhile project) we are ready to explore the development of a compelling case for support.  Anyone affiliated with a nonprofit organization either as a staff professional or as a volunteer leader understands that a strong […]

Navigating the Road Ahead Inspired by a Big Idea

entifying your organization’s Big Idea may be more challenging in our shifting social and economic climate. It seems that forecasting and strategic planning have become more difficult in recent years and exceedingly more difficult as we re-emerge from the pandemic. 

Navigating the Road Ahead with a Worthwhile Project

Navigating the Road Ahead with a Worthwhile Project: If you want to attract and secure major gifts or launch a capital campaign, you will need a Big Idea – a good story, and a worthwhile project for donors to invest in.

Navigating the Road Ahead: Solid Organizations know their donors

The Road Ahead Blog: Are donors changing their definition of what matters? Are donors now looking at their giving decisions through a new lens?

Navigating the Road Ahead as a Solid Organization

Navigating the Road Ahead through the essential elements of fundraising success – Element 1: A Solid Organization.