What’s Motivate Monday?
Every Monday at 1:00 pm EST we gather, usually with one of my favorite colleagues, to share your successes, grab an easily implemented tip for the week, and get inspired! Save your seat by clicking here. And, if you’re new to Motivate Monday and you’d like to catch up, scroll through the Archives below.
October 2, 2017
Have you started your year-end direct mail appeal yet? Join Pamela Grow for this fast-paced Motivate Monday session featuring 5 tips for rocking your year-end appeal.
September 25, 2017
How does a natural disaster affect charitable online giving? Join us for the online statistics you need to know to plan your online fundraising.
September 18, 2017
Join us as Simon Scriver, CFRE, guides you through the preliminaries of telephone fundraising for small shops!
September 11, 2017
Join us as Jeff Gianatto of MarketSmart shares some of the survey strategies they use to uncover major and planned gifts with surveys.
August 28, 2017
How can you develop the kind of online presence that reaches the RIGHT donors? In today’s Motivate Monday, you’ll discover how using a customized call to action to a targeted group of supporters can dramatically increase your online conversion rates. Featuring Claire Kerr of Frontstream.
August 14, 2017
How are your organization’s stories coinciding with the news cycle? How do you take current, relevant news and connect it to your organization’s work? In this episode of Motivate Monday, nonprofit storyteller Vanessa Chase Lockshin gives insight on how to form real world connections. You’ll discover how to identify news cycle stories that are related to your work, how to develop a response to them, and how to create a strong theory of change.
August 7, 2017
Mazarine Treyz joins us to discuss the challenges faced by nonprofits in today’s disastrous political climate.
July 24, 2017
Join us as Zach Shefska of MarketSmart talks about what data you need to track and how to do it.
July 17, 2017
Join us as monthly giving guru Erica Waasdorp shares the latest tips on retaining and converting monthly credit card donors.
July 10, 2017
Asking Matters’ Brian Saber joins us to share how to use your personal asking style in face-to-face asks.
June 26, 2017
June 19, 2017
Ken Burnett is the founder of one of the best resources for fundraisers, SOFII, the Showcase of Fundraising Innovation and Inspiration. He’s also the author of Relationship Fundraising, the critical book on donor-centered fundraising.
The Commission on the Donor Experience has released its overview of recommended changes to transform fundraising from the “prevailing preoccupation with ever-increasing financial targets” to “building the kind of relationships [with donors] upon which long-term fundraising success depends”. Join us as Ken discusses what you need to know to fundraise in a changing — and challenging — landscape.
June 5, 2017
What are the top four fundraising myths that even YOU believe? Join us as international copywriter and author Harvey McKinnon joins us for some serious myth-busting.
May 22, 2017
On May 22nd, Mazarine Treyz, founder of the Nonprofit Career Conference, shared her strategies for navigating nonprofit employment — and getting that raise!
May 8, 2017
On May 8th, digital fundraising expert Julia Campbell shared her top five strategies gleaned from this year’s NTEN conference. How will you ramp up your storytelling, set up your retention emails, and more?
May 1, 2017
What are the two most important strategies that most non-profits absolutely screw up when it comes major gift fundraising? Jeff Schreifels of the Veritus Group and Major Gift Academy joined us on May 1 to share a few surprisingly simple tactics that might surprise you.
April 24, 2017
How are you thanking online donors? Join us as John Haydon shares his brilliant tips for a three-part autoresponder thank you series. If you’re making plans for an upcoming giving day, you won’t want to miss this!
April 10, 2017
Do you look forward to your day at work? When was the last time you had a bounce in your step when you walked in the doors at the office? #truthbomb How you choose to show up at work is your single biggest predictor of success as a fundraiser. In our April 10 Motivate Monday, Jenny Chavender shared her tips for developing Mindset Mastery!
April 3, 2017
Could you use a handy dandy guide on your daily donor retention journey? In this episode of Motivate Monday, Bloomerang founder Jay Love shared what you need to know to grow your donor relationships. Jay is also the author of our April featured book, Stay Together: How to Encourage a Lifetime of Donor Loyalty.
March 27, 2017
Re-writing your thank you letter is one of the quickest (and easiest!) steps you can take to boost donor retention. In this Motivate Monday, I share tips to write the perfect thank you letter. Download your thank you letter template by clicking here.
March 20, 2017
Join us as guest Brett Meyer from DonationSpring explains this new platform.
March 13, 2017
Are you ready for grant-seeking? Really? Join us as Diane Leonard, GPC demonstrates the GRASP tool and how it can significantly increase your grant success!
March 6, 2017
The fabulous Joan Garry joins us to chat about her new book, Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership: Because Nonprofits are Messy (they ARE!)
February 27, 2017
Is a revenue generating donor newsletter possible? Yes! Steven Screen shares why your newsletter is so important, and how best to use it to retain donors and raise money with every issue.
February 13, 2017
How are you keeping your board updated on the fundraising trends that really matter? Zach Shefska of MarketSmart shares the Fundraising Report Card and what it can do for you!
February 6, 2017
January 30, 2017
AJ Steinberg shares her top tips from decades of successful event planning.
December 5, 2016
On Monday, December 5th, our guest on Motivate Monday was Fired Up Fundraiser Gail Perry who shared four fabulous tips for firing up your year-end fundraising.
November 21, 2016
What next? Special guest Roger Craver discusses what fundraisers can do next to combat the recent presidential election.
October 17, 2016
How are you making time for self-care? We were thrilled to have Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman join us to share tips from their new book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit. Strategies for Impact without Burnout.
October 3, 2016
Our guest was Jackie Stickney, of Michigan Radio. Jackie shared some of the strategies she used to increase her monthly sustainer program to 13,000 monthly donors.
September 26, 2016
How are you starting – and growing – your monthly giving program? Today’s special guest was Erica Waasdorp, author of the monthly giving bible, The Sleeping Giant. Erica shared her two best tips for starting — and growing — your organization’s monthly giving program.
September 19, 2016
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September 12, 2016
How are you capturing your organization’s best stories to use on your website, in appeals, grant proposals, etc? Join us as in-the-trenches fundraiser Allison Carney shares her storybanking tool.
September 5, 2016
August 29, 2016
August 22, 2016
On today’s Motivate Monday, Leslie White Clay from Hope Cottage joined us to share her strategies for managing it all in a one-person shop. Great stuff!