The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur

by Natalie Lynn Rekstad, Founder & CEO, Black Fox Philanthropy Jonathan at a San Francisco Book Launch earlier this month In The Unfinished Social Entrepreneur, Jonathan Lewis does more than inspire readers to “kick injustice in the ass, twice” through social entrepreneurship; he describes his own unfolding as a social justice warrior, weaving [...]

By | 2017-07-19T22:54:29+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Fundraising|0 Comments

How to Find & Prioritize Qualified Grant Prospects

In our work with global NGO leaders, we’ve noted a few things that keep our clients awake at night: Weak pipeline of new major funding sources; The organization is in an ongoing cycle of urgency in fundraising; Not enough hours in the day or clones to get everything done. While we don’t have any secrets [...]

By | 2017-03-29T18:17:59+00:00 March 29th, 2017|Fundraising|0 Comments

Opportunity Collaboration: The Second Time’s The Charm

By Vanessa Pierce, Chief Strategist and Director I find that Opportunity Collaboration (OC) is a little hard to describe to people who haven’t experienced this week-long convening of global delegates in Mexico to leverage ideas, resources and innovations, all in service of a common audacious goal: tackling the complexities of global poverty through collaboration. When friends [...]

By | 2017-03-14T22:24:04+00:00 January 5th, 2017|For Funders, Fundraising|0 Comments

Demystifying Alternative Funding Models: PRI, PFS, SIBs, and Impact Investing

The world of nonprofit financing and fundraising is quickly changing. No longer are grants the only option for a 501(c)3 looking to raise capital; in the last few years, a myriad of alternative funding models have emerged. It can be hard to understand the mechanisms underlying each model, so we’ve broken it down for you. [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 December 1st, 2016|For Funders, Fundraising|0 Comments

How Will Post-Election Donations Affect Your Year-End Appeal?

We are over a week out from the election, and news reports such as this one from The Atlantic are reporting a sharp increase in donations to some non-profits, particularly organizations working in causes related to key campaign issues, such as the environment, civil liberties, immigration and women's rights/healthcare. Since Donald Trump was made President-Elect, [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 November 18th, 2016|Fundraising|0 Comments

Annual Appeal: A Necessary Evil?

During my tenure as a Director of Development, and later, as a Vice President of Advancement, every year, right around August 15th, I’d start to get a little pit in the bottom of my stomach.  It wasn’t that it was almost time for school to start or that the busy Fall charitable event season was [...]

By | 2017-01-06T18:48:25+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Fundraising|0 Comments