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Posts by Leigh Reynolds

Middle Leg of the Relay

Middle Leg of the Relay

In high school I ran track. I wasn’t very good and it wasn’t very memorable – for me or anyone who watched. Coach always stuck me in the middle of the relay team. He’d put a strong runner in the first leg; to get a solid start, to gain that early edge. Then the star…

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Eight Ways to Measure Fundraising Success

Measure Success

How do you measure fundraising success? The answer isn’t just the amount raised. There are several metrics that can give you a clearer picture of the overall health of your fundraising efforts. Tracking donations and donor activity is a great start, but it’s worth it to digging a little deeper into your fundraising data. Dissecting…

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The Ins and Outs of Walk, Run or Ride Fundraising Events

walk run ride fundraising

In the late 90’s I worked at a leading non-profit that raised more than $50 million from its national walk campaign and more than $80 million from its cycling campaign. I remember sitting in a conference with staff from chapters across the US, brainstorming what would be next… Many believed that walks, runs and rides…

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Building Social Media Ambassadors

Fundraising campaigns are less about money and more about bringing people together around a shared experience to advance your cause. Great content on social media can make people feel connected to your organization and provide a sort of one-to-one conversation that turns into a socially visible endorsement. Social Media Ambassadors can champion this effort. If you have…

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Making the Case

Building an Effective Case for Support  A solid case for support is perhaps the most important document you can write for your non-profit. It is critically important to everyone who is involved in soliciting donations on your behalf. They should all know it, be comfortable speaking to it, and be ready to share your message…

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Channeling Unexpected Change Toward Growth

When your non-profit takes an unexpected hit – the loss of a major funder, the non-renewal of an important grant, the cancellation of an important fundraising event – it can either take you out or you can tackle it head on, growing stronger through the process. Every challenge is an opportunity for growth if you take time to process, plan, and proactively move forward.

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Paradigm Shift

I have worked with various non-profit organizations (NGO’s) for most of my career. Now, as the mother of an amazing son with Autism Spectrum Disorder, I see the whole ecosystem in a different light. There are many, many wonderful non-profit organizations doing amazing work for the community they serve. There are some great NGO’s in the autism…

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Teach ‘Em To Fish

There are a lot of amazing non-profit groups in the world, doing amazing work on fewer resources than often seems possible. Long hours, minimal staff, board and donors to answer too, constituents to serve, with a mission far greater than a budget to support it. Often a faction of the very people a non-profit exists…

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