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Getting Started in Advancement Resources

Posted on Apr 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Getting Started in Development… Resources *** Simone Joyaux simonejoyaux.com This is the premier resource site. Simone is an internationally known nonprofit consultant and has all the information on her site that you could possible want to not only get rolling in Development but EXCEL. I have heard her speak numerous times and I use her resources from her Free Download Library. I also have her books and refer back to them. If you only take one resource from the list…I would take this one. Sign up for Simone’s monthly “Newsyletter”…you will enjoy it very much. *** Tom Ahern aherncomm.com Tom is the guru for writing Donor Newsletters and appeals. I have seen him at conferences and workshops. Also, he is funny, enjoyable and VERY knowledgable. Tom also has a monthly newsletter that I read and enjoy. These folks are not only very smart but they both keep up with all the latest data, best practices, etc. *** Chris Davenport 501videos.com Chris runs a site called Movie Mondays. it is definitely worth signing up for. Five minute videos on all aspects of development. It is free *** Veritus Group: Passionate Giving Blog veritusgroup.com *** Association of Fundraising Professionals AFPNet.org (this is the National site) AFPMASS.org is the MA chapter AFPRI.org is then Rhode Island chapter *** Grant Professionals Association grantprofessionals.org This is an excellent resource for any of you who are grant writing (although I know that is a special challenge for religious based schools) *** The Catholic Funding Guide fadica.org probably your best resource for grants for catholic education *** Foundation Center foundationcenter.org This is a subscription based database for grant writing. I use the Foundation Directory Online subscription…it can get very pricey. You are better off sticking with The Catholic Funding Guide *** Metrowest Nonprofit Network metrowestnonprofit.org This is a great resource for any of you in this region. They hold workshops and have speakers in who are excellent…great resource. *** Center for Nonprofit management @ Stonehill College stonehill.edu/offices-service/cnm Tremendous resource if you are south of Boston. They hold monthly workshops at VERY affordable rates and are a place where you can come in and use their resources if you don’t have subscriptions to all the journals, grant searching data bases, etc. They are WONDERFUL and extremely helpful. (Even if you just have a question, give them a call) *** Emerson & Church Publishers emersonandchurch.com This MA based publisher is my “go to” place for development books…paperbacks that cover nearly all the tops you want to read up on. They are fast reads, relatively inexpensive…but gold mines of...

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Philanthropy vs Deep Pockets

Posted on Oct 28, 2013 in Uncategorized

For the past eight years I have been privileged to work in the field of Philanthropy. I have filled many roles during that time as interim development director, development director, grant writer, and ED. During that time, if I had money for each occasion someone said to me, “we just need to find some folks with deep pockets…,” I could have retired by now! My initial reaction to this phrase and attitude is always the same…and I do my best to keep my temper. I am always tempted to say that it is that attitude that keeps people away! Philanthropy is about engaging people who want to change the world…you have the vehicle to help them reach THEIR goal! I view philanthropy as matchmaking.. My job is to find people who are passionate about the cause I am advocating…listening for what turned them on to this cause, and sharing the story of my organization. If I can tell that story so that it resonates with their heart, we have each found a sole mate who will become part of the mission. See…deep pockets aren’t...

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Grant Writing: A Good News/Bad News Story

Posted on Oct 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

GW for ACAAP 2013  

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